Description This course reviews nursing care of pediatric patients receiving procedural sedation. The content examines patient assessment, required monitoring, possible complications, and nursing interventions. Continuing Education Credit This course qualifies for 0.75 contact hours, which can be earned on this course until September 3, 2016. Course objectives After completing this course, the learner will be able to: identify when procedural sedation is needed for pediatric patients and why it's used. describe pre-sedation nursing assessments that should be performed to reduce patient risk. identify vital signs and physiological parameters that require monitoring during sedation. describe potential complications of procedural sedation. describe other aspects of nursing care and patient and family education for pediatric patients undergoing procedural sedation.