Innovative curriculum advances learner efficiency and effectiveness
The American Red Cross today announced the expansion of its healthcare portfolio, a sedation education program that meets certification and licensing requirements for medical professionals administering moderate (conscious) sedation. The two new courses, Procedural Sedation for Adults and Procedural Sedation for Pediatrics, were developed in collaboration with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
Both courses provide non-anesthesia healthcare professionals with the most current science- and evidence-based practices consistent with ASA and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for safe sedation at a moderate level. With a strong focus on patient safety and risk mitigation, these courses also meet the moderate sedation standards and regulatory requirements as directed by The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“Expanding our healthcare portfolio further strengthens our vision of offering innovative and adaptive solutions that optimize patient outcomes across the healthcare continuum,” said Nici Singletary, MD, co-chair of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. “These courses are an example of high-quality programs offered by the Red Cross – programs that allow healthcare professionals to train to a higher standard.”
Both courses provide competency-based education, incorporating patient safety and regulatory standards prior to, during, and after moderate sedation administration. The content of Procedural Sedation for Pediatrics focuses on developmentally appropriate sedation care of the pediatric patient, from infancy through adolescence. Highly specialized patient populations such as the premature and newborn are not included in this course.
The innovative learning methodology applied in each course uses an adaptive training solution to provide a tailored learning experience that objectively assesses and improves skills competency while reducing operational impact. For experienced learners, the competency-based assessment could allow for course completion in as little as 45 minutes. Complementary course material is also available to support novice learners and remediation needs.
Visit redcross.org/Sedation for more information on Procedural Sedation for Adults and Procedural Sedation for Pediatrics or watch this video summation to learn more about the course design and content.