NSC Adult Sedation Courses
The National Sedation Center offers a tiered approach to sedation certification. Minimal sedation certification is the foundational knowledge course for all sedation, and is our most widely utilized program. Courses which provide education regarding deeper levels of sedation, such as moderate, are taken only after the minimal course is completed.
CE & CME Information
- Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation
- Adult Moderate Sedation
Estimated time to complete each course: 2 hours
Notice as to the type of hardware and software needed to participate in the activity: See Help page.
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
- Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation – 2.1 CE hours
- Adult Moderate Sedation – 1.9 CE hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The contact hours for this activity will expire two years after the date of approval.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)
- Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation – 2.0 CME hours
- Adult Moderate Sedation – 2.0 CME hours
Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. If you wish to receive acknowledgement for completing this activity, please complete the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the course evaluation to receive your CE/CME certificate.
- To contact PIM website: www.pimed.com
- Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and National Sedation Center, Inc
- Release date: June 30, 2017
- Expiration date: June 30, 2019
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients in need of procedural sedation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and National Sedation Center. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation
- Dr. Tamara Stoner, M.D. Anesthesiologist: Rocky Mountain Anesthesia and Consulting Services, PLLC Denver, Colorado. Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation- Primary Author; Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
- Kristin Paston, RN, BSN, President, National Sedation Center. Foundational Knowledge: Adult Minimal Sedation- Second Author; Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Adult Moderate Sedation
- Kristin Paston, RN, BSN, President, National Sedation Center. Adult Moderate Sedation- Primary Author; Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
- Pam Ozaluk RN, BSN, MNA, CRNA. Adult Moderate Sedation- Second Author; Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: N/A
The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.