Moderate Sedation for Physicians & LIP's - Recertification

This course is for providers that have completed the Moderate Sedation course in the past and need to complete again to become recertified. Certification expires 2 years from the date of completion. Providers must complete course again before certification expires if chosen to keep privileges for minimal or moderate sedation.

Criteria to request the special privilege of minimal or moderate sedation may be met by completing this Moderate Sedation CME Program.

This activity is intended to provide the education and information necessary for non-anesthesiologists to perform minimal or moderate sedation.  The provider of minimal or moderate sedation should have the knowledge of the medications used, patient assessment and examinations, methods of caring for monitoring the patient throughout the procedure, identifying and treating potential complications. This program outlines how the participant can apply this knowledge to adequately and safely perform moderate sedation.

Moderate sedation is being used for patients undergoing a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures, not only in surgery but in other areas: Ambulatory clinics, radiology, emergency department, cardiac catheterization, outpatient, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), electrophysiology labs, and physician offices. Examples of procedures in which moderate sedation is used include, but are not limited to: bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, angioplasty, reduction of dislocations, suturing of lacerations, incision and drainage of abscesses, synchronized cardioversion, transesophageal echocardiograms, breast biopsies, carpal tunnel release, bunions, orthopedic hardware removal and cystoscopy.

This CME activity is primarily directed at moderate sedation for ADULT patients, though much of the information is applicable to all populations.  

Target Audience

All Medical and Affiliate Staff requesting moderate sedation privileges within the Aurora System. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the qualifications of personnel who perform and/or participate in moderate sedation
  2. Understand the medications used for sedation including: actions, dosage, contraindications and reversal agents
  3. Evaluate a patient for moderate sedation including assessment for eligibility criteria
  4. Monitor and document observations of the patient during and after the procedure
  5. Provide the support for patient during the procedure to avoid any complications
  6. Identify complications of sedation and apply interventions to avoid adverse outcomes
  7. Comply with the AHC policy requirements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
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Course Director: Michael Hensien, MD; Aurora Health Care
Chad A. Kort, MD, FACS; Aurora Health Care
Robert O. Ong, MD; Aurora Health Care
James Mesrobian, MD; Aurora Health Care
Dennis Brierton, PharmD; Aurora Health Care


As an accredited provider of the WI Medical Society, Aurora Health Care must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course Directors, planning committees, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to participants of the educational activity.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. 

No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This activity was planned and produced in accordance with the Wisconsin Medical Society Essential Areas, Elements and Policies.

For those that are enrolling in the Recertification activity, you will not receive credits upon completion as per accrediation polices a provider cannot receive credit again for the same course.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit


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This course is now closed.  If you need recertification please click on the Moderate Sedation for Physicians & LIP's - Recertification 2018 course

This course is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) only. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Aurora CPD Office at or at (414) 219-5490.