Adult Procedural Sedation

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Course Description

Course Goal

To provide clinical management guidelines and competency for the purpose of ensuring uniformity of care provided to patients receiving procedural sedation.

Target Audience

This online module is intended for Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIPs), including physicians and allied health professionals with appropriate credentials, such as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), PA-Cs, and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Prepare and evaluate patients prior to sedation
  • Distinguish between the different levels of sedation and recognize when a patient's level of sedation progresses from moderate to deep
  • Identify the drugs commonly administered to induce moderate procedural sedation 
  • Manage side effects and complications of moderate procedural sedation

Content Planning Committee

Gregory Marsh, M.D., Course Chair
Bruce Webster, M.D.
Caye Boosalis, CME Manager
Melina Ovchiyan, MBA
Danielle Westley, CME Specialist


The planning committee members have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was used in the development of this CME learning activity.



CME Credit

Accreditation with Commendation

Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



General Information

System Requirements

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To print your Certificate of Completion at the end, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow the instructions on that page to download and install the software. 


This is a self-learning module requiring reading and answering questions related to the content. The learner must complete all answers accurately in order to successfully complete the course.

Estimated Time to Complete

Allow one hour to complete the training module and exam.

Registration Fee

If you are a credentialed provider at Swedish, Skagit Regional Health, or a nurse at Walla Walla General Hospital, there is no registration fee. Hospital affiliation will be verified and your registration fee will be covered directly by the respective hospital. All other providers will be charged a $35 registration fee to claim credit for completing the activity. For more information or to set up a registration option for your hospital please contact 

Important Dates

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Review Date: December 7, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2018

Contact Information

Swedish Administrative Questions: Medical Staff Services at 206-386-2550
Technical Questions: CME at 206-386-2755

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Course Materials & Self-Assessment

Course Materials

Read all materials before completing the online self-assessment.

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Completion Documentation

CME credit will be granted only if your quiz score is 100%. The log-in to claim credit occurs after you complete the quiz and evaluation.

After passing the quiz, then you will be directed to:

  • Complete the CME Evaluation of this activity 
  • Register/Log-in to record participation and claim credit  *Please note you will not receive credit or a certificate for this program if you do not complete this step.
  • Print your CME Certificate  

Swedish Medical Staff Services is automatically notified after you complete this module.