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: ACRRM
Duration of enrolement: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolement)
CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course
Course Code: 8363
Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points
RACGP : 2017 - 2019 Trienenium
Please note : This course can no longer be used for Category One RACGP points for the 2017 - 2019 triennium as the LearnEM office will be closed from Dec13th and the CPD points for the course will not be uploaded to the RACGP website before the deadline of Dec 31st.
Instructions: Course Enrolment
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Course Fee: $45.00 (AUD) + $4.50 (GST) = $49.50
Duration of enrolment is 12 months from date of payment
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