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SedateUK is developing and promoting a series of sedationists training courses to provide basic as well as increasingly advanced skills and competencies required for the administration of procedural sedation for surgical and diagnostic procedures.

The competency based courses are designed using best practice and evidence base. These will enable the participants to competently and confidently prepare patients for procedural sedation, administer sedation safely, effectively adhere to regulatory and evidence based guidelines, appropriately respond to emergency situations, and recover patients completely ready for discharge.

SedateUK’s panel of trainers are highly trained leaders in sedation practice and techniques. Trainers will impart the science and art of safe effective procedural sedation using a series of key note sessions and lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, skills teaching and assessment in key sedation domains, and simulation.

SedateUK has the following formal CPD competency-based courses that are aimed at acquiring sedation skills:

Safe Sedation Course - Part 1

The Safe Sedation Course – Part 1 is aimed at non anaesthetist doctors, dentists, paramedics, operating department practitioners, physician assistants and nurses working in sedation relevant disciplines.

It consists of the theoretical knowledge needed to improve sedation practice. Learning outcomes include preparation and administration of sedation using a structured approach; monitoring a sedated patient; managing complications and safe discharge post sedation. It awards a certificate of completion of the Safe Sedation Course – Part 1.

Candidates will be eligible to attend the Safe Sedation Course – Part 2 to complete the practical part of the training and receive a certificate awarded with CPD credits by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Nursing.

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Safe Sedation Course - Part 2

This course is aimed at non anaesthetist doctors, dentists, paramedics, operating department practitioners, physician assistants and nurses working in sedation relevant disciplines.

All participants must hold a professional healthcare qualification, advanced or immediate life support training, IV cannulation and airway management training. Other healthcare providers not covered in the groups above or with a particular interest in sedation will be considered on a case by case basis.
Candidates must complete the Safe Sedation Course – Part 1 before attending the Safe Sedation Course – Part 2.

Learning outcomes include preparation and administration of sedation using a structured approach; delivering standardised techniques in patients undergoing sedation; monitoring the sedated patient; managing complications and emergency situations; and performing effectively as part of the sedation team.

This course is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (6 CPD Credits) and Royal College of Nursing (8 CPD Credits).

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Advanced Sedation Practice (ASP) - Coming Soon

This course is aimed at procedures and patients requiring more advanced sedation skills for longer and more complicated cases, or medically compromised patients.

This course can be taken following completion of the Safe Sedation Course – Part 2, or by practitioners already experienced in sedation looking to expand their understanding and practice in all sedation techniques available. Advanced techniques are applicable where practitioners have considerable experience and appropriate clinical supervision.

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Dental Sedation Practice (DSP) - Coming Soon

This course covers theoretical and practical application of moderate sedation techniques for dentistry and oral surgery. Conventional techniques are covered in detail, as well as more advanced moderate sedation techniques availability and use.

This course is aimed at dentists, operator-sedationists, sedationists, dental nurses and the whole dental team assisting or involved in the safe provision of sedation. It provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes for administration of dental treatment under safe and effective conscious sedation, and management of associated complications.

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IV Cannulation Practice (ICP)

This half day course provides all the skills and knowledge to safely carry out peripheral intravenous cannulation, including opportunities to practice inserting the cannula in different simulated arms.

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who have limited or no previous experience of cannulation, looking to learn the cannulation skills necessary to administer conscious intravenous sedation.

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