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Sedation Strategies by Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Nurses for Endoscopic Procedure | October 2021
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Viewing Time:
1.5 hours

The aim of endoscopic sedation is to reduce patient discomfort, including anxiety and pain, while preserving a minimum rate of drug-related adverse events.  Endoscopists should consider both patient and procedural factors for adequate and safe sedation. Patient factors include age, body mass, medical history, concurrent medications, preprocedural anxiety, previous responses to sedation, and pain tolerance.  Procedural factors include the level of procedure-related discomfort, the need for the patient to lie relatively motionless, and the duration of examination. Dr. Dye will review and discuss various sedation protocols used by endoscopists along with a discussion of various recommendations published by egastroenterology and endoscopy societies, including ASGE.

Release Date: October 2021
Viewing Time: 1.5 hours

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics (time of onset, peak response, and duration of effect), pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, and drug-drug interactions of any sedative and analgesic used in the endoscopy unit.
  2. Assess how Endoscopy unit teams work effectively in achieving optimal administration of sedatives/analgesics for the purpose of induction and maintenance of moderate sedation for various type of endoscopic procedures.

Charles E. Dye, MD
PennState Health
Hershey, PA, USA

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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
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