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A steady increase in procedures in interventional platforms has required the administration of moderate sedation and analgesia by non-anesthesia providers. Of concern is managing the delicate balance between different levels of sedation on a continuum to ensure safe and effective care. Moderate sedation achieves suppression of consciousness while maintaining a patent airway and intrinsic respiratory drive compared to deep sedation where airway patency and respiratory function can be compromised. Administration of moderate sedation by non-anesthesia providers in interventional platforms leads to a higher rate of procedural complications. Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) simulation will be utilized to educate non-anesthesia providers and to develop their crisis resource management (CRM) skills. The purpose of this performance improvement project is to implement a rapid cycle deliberate practice simulation training for non-anesthesia providers administering moderate sedation in interventional platforms to improve crisis resource management skills as determined by current evidence-based practice (EBP).



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