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Pre-sedation assessment: the medical history questionnaire

Pre-sedation assessment: the medical history questionnaire

Pre-sedation assessment: the medical history questionnaire

Professor James Roelofse
Professor James Roelofse

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Launch date: 03 May 2017
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Last updated: 04 May 2017

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There are four crucial safety criteria for the practice of procedural sedation:
• pre-sedation health status assessment or evaluation,
• the specifics of sedation drugs administered,
• monitoring of the patients, and
• the post-sedation recovery phase, which includes discharge criteria.

A patient should never receive procedural sedation if a health status assessment has not been completed.


Upon doing the course, healthcare providers should:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used for sedation and pain management
2. Recognize the indications and contraindications to sedation
3. Be able to assess patients for suitability for sedation, and form treatment plans for their safe and effective management
4. Recognize and explain the advantages (and disadvantages) of oral, intramuscular, intravenous, inhalation and non-pharmacological methods of anxiety and pain management
5. Explain and understand the use of equipment for the administration of sedation, and physiological monitoring devices.
6. Understand the significance of changes in physiological variables before, during and after sedation
7. Recognize the importance of safe recovery and appropriate discharge criteria
8. Demonstrate competence in carrying out safe sedation techniques
9. Demonstrate the immediate management of common adverse events associated with sedation
10. Evaluate the suitability of staff and premises for treatment under sedation
11. Recognise, explain and demonstrate the immediate management of common complications associated with sedation
12. Demonstrate competence in skills necessary for the performance of clinical, investigative, diagnostic and organizational procedures
13. Be able to conduct library searches and critically review published research
14. Demonstrate a high standard of professional competence and understanding of ethics
15. Understand the role of clinical governance in improving patient care and be competent to implement audit and other strategies to improve care
Professor James Roelofse

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Professor James Roelofse

James Roelofse is a Professor in Sedation and Pain Control. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London, responsible for developing sedation training programs. He is the Program Director of a Postgraduate Certificate in Sedation and Pain Control at UCL since 2003 - current.
He spent most of his academic career in developing sedation training programs for healthcare professionals in procedural sedation and analgesia. This started at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation and Pain Control, and a research Masters degree. From 2004 this diploma was offered at the University of the Western Cape. He is currently the programme director of a PG Certificate in Sedation and Pain Control at the University of Free State, Bloemfontein.
He is the President of South African Society of Sedation Practitioners (SOSPOSA), a SIG group of SASA. He is an executive member of the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation ICAPS).
He is an academic advisor for Sedation Solutions, UK where he regularly writes sedation articles for the knowledge hub. He is the author of 156 scientific articles and wrote chapters in the handbooks “Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Theater”(Harvard University) and “Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office”.

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