Sedatives, Analgesia and Paralysing Agents

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Heath Education England will cover the common sedatives and analgesics used in critical care and their physiological effects and side-effects. It has been developed by the three Critical Care Networks in London, and the Pan-London Critical Care Practice Development Group, working with CapitalNurse and e-Learning for Healthcare.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

List the common sedatives and analgesics used in critical care and its physiological effects and side-effects

Describe the potential problems associated with over sedation and under sedation of a mechanically ventilated patient

Demonstrate knowledge about drugs used in rapid sequence intubation (RSI)

Demonstrate knowledge about paralysing agents (neuro-muscular blocking agents)

Recognise the risks associated with continuous opiate infusions