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Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing


Sedation and Assessment


February 27 May 8 June 26 September 25 November 13

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Center for Virtual Care, Education Building, Suite 3301
Course # 08523

Capacity: 15

Course description

This course is a foundational sedation class for UC Davis nurses at all practice levels caring for patients undergoing moderate and deep sedation. This course has two parts, the first consists of an online module and post-test. A score of 84% or greater is required to pass. This module must be completed prior to class and the certificate of completion or training transcript must be shown at registration in order to attend.

Part two consists of lecture and simulated case studies through use of a Human Patient Simulator (HPS). The focus is on the nurse’s role in providing safe, high quality care for patients at all phases along the sedation continuum. Effective team behaviors and communication skills will be incorporated throughout the curriculum, and participants will have an opportunity to practice management of a sedated patient during the simulation portion of the course. This course emulates the nurse’s workflow, stressing the importance of appropriate assessment and monitoring, early identification of complications and timely interventions, when caring for patients undergoing sedation.

Prerequisites and preparation

Participants must bring verification of current ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications according to unit requirements and verification of completion for A Guide to Capnography During Procedural Sedation and the Moderate and Deep Sedation- Initial Certification Module. Particpants may bring their UC Learning Center training transcript as proof.


Please dress in hospital scrubs or clinical work attire and bring a stethoscope as participants will work hands-on with a human patient simulator.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 7.5 contact hours.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

This class is for UC Davis Health System employees only.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.).