Procedural Sedation 2021 - 2023

The management of anxiety and pain associated with procedures is an important part of comprehensive medical care. The information presented in this module applies to all settings where procedural sedation may be administered. The purpose of this program is to describe essential patient care, documentation, human resource, and performance monitoring elements required for procedural sedation.

Target Audience

The target audience for this module includes physicians working with patients in the Procedural Sedation setting and in preparation for credentialing in Procedural Sedation modality (Specialties include: Pediatrics, Emergency, Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Surgery, OBGyn, GI, Cardiology, subspecialty medicine, subspecialty surgical services); RNs; and PAs.

Learning Objectives

  • Appropriately select, assess, and prepare patients for procedural sedation
  • Handle essentials of airway assessment and management for procedural sedation
  • Accurately assess ASA class and various levels of sedation
  • Increase their level of competence in the process of performing procedural sedation, including implementation of regulatory requirements, and patient safety standards
  • Utilize appropriate procedural sedation agents and reversal agents
  • Perform required elements for monitoring, documentation, and discharging patients undergoing procedural sedation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Pain/EOL
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Planning Committee:

Benedicto M. Cortez, MD
Peds ICU 
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara

May Thai, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Procedural Sedation Committee Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara

Faculty Disclosure Statement:

Faculty for TPMG Continuing Medical Education Programs must complete a Declaration of Disclosure prior to the CME activity. Having an interest in or affiliation with a commercial entity does not preclude making a presentation at a CME activity, but if a conflict of interest exists, it must be resolved prior to the educational activity being delivered. Relevant financial relationships, or the lack of such relationships, must be disclosed to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

All the faculty, planning committee members, and consultant for this enduring material do not have affiliations with any corporate organizations that may constitute a conflict of interest with this program. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

CME Information

TPMG Physician Education & Development is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TPMG Physician Education & Development designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program also meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Pain Management and/or end-of-life credit.

The California Board of Registered Nurses has determined that Category 1 CME Credit may be used as equivalent CE credit. Certificate of attendance will be available on the TPMG Physician Education & Development calendar website for printing or e-mailing (pdf) within 30 days of program date. It will be up to individual attendees to report applicable hours of attendance to their respective boards.

To Receive CME Credit

To receive CME credit, you must complete the training program evaluation. The information collected will help determine the needs and design of future trainings. This evaluation survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete and is available after the session. You will have only ten (10) days to complete the evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Pain/EOL
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