Procedural Sedation


The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the requiste knowledge to underpin professional development in the area of safe sedation practice. This includes theory and its application to practice.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the necessary principles underpinning safe sedation

  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to complete accurate physical assessment with regard to sedation techniques.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the medication used in sedation including effects, side effects, synergism and safe medication management practices.

  4. Identify areas of concern in procedural sedation

  5. Effectively collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team in response to the patients condition and to successfully manage patients care.

  6. Establish, through discursive knowledge, reflection and evidence-based practice, an appropriate level of competence and critical thinking ability in order to deliver safe care.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%