Anxiolysis/Minimal IV Sedation

Please note: THIS MODULE IS CLOSED AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2016. Please take the Adult Procedural Sedation Module instead.

Course Description | CME Credit | General Information | Course Materials

Course Description

Course Goal

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

Target Audience

This online module is intended for Physician's Assistants intending to induce anxiolysis/minimal sedation to patients.

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 the patients prior to sedation

  • Distinguish between the different levels of sedation and recognize when a patient's level of sedation progresses from anxiolysis/minimal to moderate

  • Identify the drugs commonly administered to induce anxiolysis/minimal procedural sedation

  • Manage side effects and complications of anxiolysis/minimal procedural sedation

CME Content Developers and Planners

Bruce Webster, M.D., Course Chair
Marie Arnone, R.N., M.A., CCRN
Greg Marsh, M.D.
Michael Myint, 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

Adobe Flash Player 10 or later
If you have Windows, Microsoft Media Player 9.0 or later
If you have Windows or a Macintosh, Microsoft Silverlight 5.0 or later

One of the following Web browsers (the stated version or later):

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 7.0 (Versions 10 and 11 currently do not work well with this module), Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Safari 3
  • Macintosh: Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Safari 4.0
  • Linux: Firefox 3.6
  • To print your Certificate of Completion upon completion, 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 or Medical Staff member at Swedish, there is no registration fee. Hospital affiliation will be verified and your registration fee will be covered directly by the hospital. All other providers will be charged a $35 registration fee to claim credit for completing the activity.

Important Dates

Release Date: July 2, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2016

Contact Information

Content Questions: Marie Arnone,  R.N., M.A., CCRN at 206-320-2579
Administrative Questions: Medical Staff Services at 206-386-2550
Technical Questions: CME at 206-386-2755

Privacy & Confidentiality

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This learning activity is the property of Swedish Medical Center.


Course Materials & Self-Assessment

Course Materials

Read all materials before completing the online self-assessment.

Completion Documentation

CME credit will be granted only if your quiz score is 100%.

  • Online Self-Assessment  THIS MODULE IS CLOSED AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2016. Please take the Adult Procedural Sedation Module instead.

                           If asked, "Would you like to resume the quiz where you left off?" click "No."

After passing the quiz, you will be directed to:

  • Complete the CME Evaluation of this activity
  • Register to record participation and claim credit
  • Print your CME Certificate 

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