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Nursing in Procedural Sedation

Certificate in Nursing in Procedural Sedation (SPA) (LEVEL 9)

Course Description
The aim of this programme, which has been developed in collaboration with Galway Clinic, is to provide Registered Nurses with the knowledge and skills to engage in safe practice concerning procedural sedation.

Course Content
• Pre sedation assessment, determining suitability of the patient
• Safe medication management
• Administration of sedation medication and management of patient during the procedure
• Quality and risk management

Essential Information
The programme commences with an orientation morning and will continue for 12 consecutive weeks. There are two face-to-face sessions held during the course of the programme.

Entry requirements

1. Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

2. Currently employed and directly working in an environment where procedural sedation is undertaken

3. Approval by the Director of Nursing to undertake the

4. A current Basic Life Support Certificate and competence in Intravenous Cannulation (evidence required)

5. An admission checklist must be completed and signed by the Director of Nursing and a Consultant Anesthetist prior to a place being offered


Duration: 12 consecutive weeks.
Time: One orientation morning and two faceto- face sessions and online (Mondays)

Application date

How to Apply
Application for these courses is made direct to the Institute. Please complete and return the Direct Application Mayo Campus form at the back of this prospectus.

The form can also be downloaded from, an additional checklist form also requires completion, please email us at for this. GMIT Mayo Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar (Tel 094-9043156).

Course fee

Fee: €1200

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: September 2018

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