A pre test is utilized to establish baseline knowledge prior to course launch.
Scenario based education
The Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation Course takes the student through 3 separate scenarios that are typical of what a practitioner might encounter outside of the operating room. Each scenario focuses on a different aspect of the preprocedure, intraprocedure and postprocedure events, giving the student a blueprint of how to ensure a successful minimal sedation procedure.
A post test must be passed with a score of 80% or above after completion of the course.
According to ASA guidelines, a healthcare provider must to be able to rescue a patient from a level of sedation above the planned level of sedation. For the Foundational Knowledge course, the student must have adequate training in basic airway skills such as management of a ventilation bag. For this reason, the student is required to have a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) card to become certified.: Becoming certified by The National Sedation Center is not required unless it is stipulated by your employer.
After completion of the online course, the student will be required to fill out a course evaluation to provide NSC with feedback regarding the course. After proof of current BLS and completion of the evaluation, the student can obtain education credits and receive certification in the course.