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Safe Sedation Training Curriculum

Safe Sedation Training is a sedation training program based on the scientific foundation of moderate sedation practice. Course curriculum was developed and is updated annually by sedation experts utilizing respected, scientifically grounded sources. The course is consistent with many professional society practice guidelines. One or more modules addresses each question below.

Safe Sedation Training Modules

Continuum of Sedation

An introduction to the Safe Sedation Training program, recognizing the four states of sedation, the foundation of moderate sedation and its goals, uses, and limitations

Pre-procedure Evaluation and Preparation

Patient education and consent, pre-procedure patient evaluation, performing physical assessments, and sedation equipment preparation


Sedation states that require rescue, assessing the need for rescue, differentiate rescue from resuscitation

Respiratory Complications

Correcting adverse physiologic consequences of deeper-than-intended level of sedation

Patient Safety Monitoring

Become an effective safety advocate for your sedated patient.

Airway Assessment and Management

Assessing airways, identifying difficult airways in patients, using bag and mask ventilation and airway adjuncts

Sedation Pharmacology

Pharmacologic models and simulation, dose titration, drug interactions


Patient handoff process, monitoring during recovery, and safe discharge practices

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