Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Procedural Sedation & Analgesia


This is a blended learning educational session for any doctor involved in performing procedural sedation.

A 3 hour pre-course online module prior to attending the course. The course will provide particiants with the ability to provide safe and effective sedation to patients in the ED.

Upcoming course dates

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018  (9.30am - 5pm)
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  • Thursday 25 April 2019  (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Set up for procedural sedation
  • Patient selection for procedural sedation
  • Most appropriate sedating drugs and analgesic drugs for particular procedures 
  • Anticipate and manage adverse effects related to the procedure 
  • When can you safely discharge the patient and what advice do you give them?
  • Painful clinical scenarios - What is the most appropriate drugs to use?
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialities, emergency medicine doctors
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Darragh Shields, SJH. Dr Conor Deasy, CUH. Dr Jason Van Der Velde, CUH. Dr Siobhan McCoy, PhD. Dr Denis Schetkovsky, EM.
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • "Learnt a lot about usual medical emergencies which all of us should know"
  • "Interactive discussion"