Safe Sedation Training – Moderate

Provide team members with important training in safe sedation at a moderate level that they can complete on their own time in their own spaces. 

Designed for providing moderate or conscious sedation, SSTmoderate is:

  • Convenient—Progress can be saved and completed over multiple sessions.
  • Thorough—From identifying at-risk patients and airway management to complications and rescue.
  • Current—The interactive format is engaging, intuitive, and updated to reflect the latest ASA practice guidelines, as well as practice guidelines from AAOMS, ACR, ADA, ASDA, SIR, and more.
  • Efficient—Advanced learners can use the fast forward functionality to move through the course at 1.5x the speed.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all non-anesthesiologist physicians, nurses, dentists, and care team members involved in delivering moderate (conscious) sedation to patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a high-risk patient

  • Differentiate deep sedation from moderate sedation

  • Assessing the patient for responsiveness, airway adequacy, ventilation, oxygenation, and circulation

  • Monitor effectively (including capnography)

  • Rescue a patient from deeper-than-intended sedation

  • Titrate sedatives and analgesics based on pharmacologic characteristics

Additional Information

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Talmage Egan MD

Ken Johnson MD

Diane Tyler RN MS

Sean Runnels MD

James Agutter

M. Arch.

Noah Syroid MS

David Martin MD

Charles Anderson MD

Grant Lynde MD

Mark Singleton MD

Steve Lindauer MD

Teodora Nicolescu MD

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologist designates this enduring material activity for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for successful completion of this program includes receiving an 85% or greater passing score and completing the program evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC


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This course is offered through the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

To take this course you will be redirected to the American Society of Anesthesiologists's website. You must login or create an account with the American Society of Anesthesiologists in order to complete this activity. 

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