Home Study: Wake Me Up When It's All Over: Analgesia and Sedation in the ICU

This activity will help provide all pharmacists at UPMC in Central PA hospitals with a baseline knowledge of the management of analgesia and sedation in ICU patients. This activity will highlight various sedative agents as well as their mechanism of action, relevant pharmacokinetic properties, and adverse effects. Overall, this will allow pharmacists to become comfortable with the new ICU pain and sedation order set and help provide recommendations to optimize drug therapy.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

• Objective #1: Describe mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic (PK) properties, and adverse effects of analgesic and sedative medications used in the intensive care unit (ICU)

• Objective #2: Analyze patient-specific factors to guide optimal selection of analgesic and sedative medications

• Objective #3: Evaluate relevant clinical evidence guiding sedation principles and neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) use

• Objective #4: Identify place in therapy and clinical considerations with the use of NMBAs

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
04/07/2022
Course expires: 
04/07/2023

This activity will help provide all pharmacists at UPMC in Central PA hospitals with a baseline knowledge of the management of analgesia and sedation in ICU patients. This activity will highlight various sedative agents as well as their mechanism of action, relevant pharmacokinetic properties, and adverse effects. Overall, this will allow pharmacists to become comfortable with the new ICU pain and sedation order set and help provide recommendations to optimize drug therapy.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Jenny Shah, PharmD, BCCCP

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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