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MSA Update in Sedation and Analgesia

  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 12 Dec 2021
  • Virtual


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Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.

10th Annual 


Online Virtual Event

December 11th (8:45am-12:15pm) -

December 12th (12:00-2:20pm)

Lena E. Dohlman, MD, MPH, Course Director

Jue Teresa Wang, MD, Co-Course Director


The purpose of this symposium is to provide the participants with a comprehensive review of issues related to Sedation and Analgesia.  The first part of the program will encompass patient evaluation, basic airway management, pharmacological principles, pediatric considerations and monitoring. The day will finish with an expert panel for questions and discussion. The second half of the program will include discussions on the Joint Commission standards and their implications in patient safety, medicolegal considerations, and sedation credentialing. Breakout sessions will allow for learner’s participation in decision making around sample cases. Important safety issues will be discussed by the faculty throughout the symposium.

This course is specifically designed for physicians and nurses who provide sedation and analgesia for patients during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


1. Describe the pre-operative evaluation and triage of adult and pediatric patients scheduled for procedural sedation and analgesia.

2. Discuss basic pharmacologic principles of medications used for sedation and analgesia and their clinical effects.

3. Review ASA guidelines for patient monitoring during sedation with a focus on early detection of problems.

4. Identify medicolegal issues surrounding procedural sedation and key components of patient safety during sedation.

5. Explain certification and credentials required to perform procedural sedation.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and pol­icies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continu­ing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.0 credit meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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