Safe procedural sedation competencies

The safe procedural sedation competencies are an ANZCA-led initiative designed in collaboration with stakeholders to be used by all practitioners providing patient sedation for diagnostic and/or interventional procedures. 

Throughout 2018, ANZCA collaborated with a range of medical, nursing and dental practitioner groups and colleges to develop an agreed set of safe procedural sedation competencies that are relevant to all, with the purpose of being adopted into training programs. This work culminated in two safe sedation workshops, one held in Melbourne and the other in Wellington in September 2018. A comprehensive list of participating organisations in Australia and New Zealand are listed below.

ANZCA’s Safe Sedation Project Group distilled the workshop outcomes into a draft set of 11 core competencies that could be integrated into medical college curricula. These were sent to workshop participants for their review and further feedback, which was used to develop a final version.

Following approval by ANZCA Council, this final version of the competencies has been disseminated to participating medical colleges and organisations for their endorsement and subsequent inclusion in curriculum statements. 

It is intended that the competencies will also be embedded in professional document PS09 Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical when it is reviewed in the second half of 2019.

To access the safe procedural sedation competencies please click here
Workshop participants:
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Australasian College of Dermatologists 
Australasian College of Phlebology
Australian College of Nursing
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care
Abortion Providers Group Aotearoa New Zealand
Australian Dental Association
Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons 
Endoscopy Guidance Group for New Zealand
Fertility Associates (NZ)
New Zealand Dental Association
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology

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