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Nursing Pharmacology Sedatives, Anesthetics, and Analgesics

Learn about procedural sedation and analgesia, including medications used and nursing considerations for patient safety in outpatient settings.

Instructors:
Patricia Dunn
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About this course

The number of minor surgical procedures being performed on an outpatient basis in practitioner offices or clinics has increased in recent years. This means that an increasing number of patients are receiving sedation and anesthetics outside of the hospital setting. As nurses, it is important to be knowledgeable in sedative and anesthetic pharmacology to ensure patient safety. This course provides an overview of what procedural sedation and analgesia is, what medications are used, and the nursing considerations to take before, during, and after procedural sedation and analgesia.

CE Broker ID20-897360
Category:Pharmacology, Anesthesiology
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Certified Nurse Aides, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

  • California Board of Nursing

  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel

  • Florida Board of Nursing

  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

  • Georgia Board of Nursing

  • Kansas State Board of Nursing

  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

  • Michigan Board of Nursing

  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

  • New Mexico Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives

  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses

  • Wyoming Board of Nursing

Faculty

Instructors

Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse and 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She has served as an APRN for Florida Pain Institute, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, House Calls of Central Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Walden University, Minneapolis.

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Dawn O.Nutritionist
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I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

Priya M.Occupational Therapist
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Very well written, easy to digest, time efficient, and straight to the point. Thank you!

Cristina GRegistered Nurse
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I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
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I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
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I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
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Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.

Requirements

Passing Grade

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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