Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

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Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Latest Course update: January 2017

Procedural sedation describes the administration of drugs in a controlled setting to reduce pain and/or awareness. In the emergency department it is used for a wide variety of procedures, including laceration repair, reduction and immobilisation of fractures or dislocations, incision and drainage procedures, wound exploration and removal of foreign bodies from the eye, ear, nose and skin. Procedural sedation is most often used in healthy adults and children (>3 months) and those with mild well-controlled systemic disease (eg. asthma).

The sedative agents most commonly used for procedural sedation are Midazolam +/- Fentanyl, Propofol, Ketamine and Ketofol. This course examines the indications, contraindications for procedural sedation, assessment, monitoring and after care of the patient undergoing procedural sedation and examine in detail the common drugs used for procedural sedation.

This course explores the following topics:

1. Procedural Sedation: Core Principles

2. Intravenous Sedation using Midazolam/Fentanyl

3. Intravenous Sedation using Propofol

4. Sedation using Ketamine

5. Intranasal Sedation

6. Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia – Bier Block

Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 8.5 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseCourse Accreditation


    • Course Code: 8363

    • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

    • Activity Number: 88479

    • Points Category: Category 1

    • Points Allocation:  40 Points