OK, the competency test is all I was referring to. I made it sound fancier that it is.
As long as you study up for the test and know the material you should be fine.
I've been doing moderate sedation for 17 years, never had a problem.....but still do your duty of care for every case. Know where the crash cart is, know where the ambu bag is (does it have all it's parts). Is there a code blue button in the room. Or what number do you call for codes. Know where your narcan is. Know how to open an airway,use an oral airway. I've never had to do any of that stuff, but maybe because I was always prepared in the back of my mind. I think you should never lose a little bit of anxiety in any area of nursing. A little anxiety, what if's, keeps you on your toes.
From the start you might have to remind yourself over and over....that you are NOT to be distracted, NOT assist the tech or MD, your focus is ONLY the patient. I am over exaggerating, sure once you get comfortable with sedating patients, get familiar with the tech, and MD , get your routine down, you can and will, (should), help out turning the patient, putting pressure on the abdomen, etc. You will, or may be, responsible for keeping track of and labeling specimens.