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Safe Sedation Training – Deep (SSTdeep) was developed based on ASA guidelines for non-anesthesiologist physicians seeking credentialing and clinical privileges for deep sedation to ensure the highest standards in patient safety. 

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Patient safety is of the utmost importance when administering sedation. Safe Sedation Training - Deep Sedation (SSTdeep) was developed based on ASA guidelines for non-anesthesiologist physicians seeking privileges for deep sedation, to ensure the highest standards in patient safety.

After completing the three SSTdeep components, you will be equipped with the skills needed to keep your patients safe.

SSTdeep Online Didactics include:
1. Advanced Airway Management
2. Deep Sedation Pharmacology
3. Circulatory Monitoring and Support
4. Deep Sedation Team Dynamics and Practice Management

Mentored Practice - The objective of the mentored practice component is to include clinical experience on patients. It will also include a general and customizable framework for facilities to use to assist non-anesthesiologist physicians to acquire skills in deep sedation.

Simulation Experience - The simulation experience will educate and assess the participant’s skills in deep sedation topics.  Note, SSTdeep program purchase price only includes registration for Simulation Experience training.  Hotel, airfare, and other expenses are not covered by program purchase price

Additional program details, questions about SSTdeep or if SSTmoderate has previously been completed through another organization other than ASA, please contact

Non-anesthesiologist physicians
Physician Anesthesiologist

Faculty Information: Charles Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., Jeffrey Apfelbaum, M.D., Mark A. Singleton, M.D., Rebecca Twersky, M.D., M.P.H., John Allyn, M.D., Donald Arnold, M.D., Chair, Michael H. Wall, M.D., FCCM, Teodora Nicolescu, M.D., Amanda R. Burden, M.D., Randolph H. Steadman, M.D., M.S., John Rask, M.D., Beverly K. Philip, M.D.

Planner, Faculty and Staff Disclosure: All individuals, including editors, authors, reviewers, and staff for the SSTdeep course reported they have no relationship(s) with commercial interests.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

System Requirements: A PC or tablet device (excluding iOS devices) that has the following: i) a modern web-browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox (latest update), Safari, or Microsoft Edge, ii) Adobe Flash Player 11, iii) Broadband internet connection.

  • List Price: $3,399.00