Conscious sedation staffing

Nurses Safety


I work at a free standing facility and do conscious sedation in California. I am the only R.N. working each day. There are 2other staff members working also, medical assistant and a cna. I start the IV, assess the pt, deliver meds, monitor the pt, circulate the procedure room, move the pt out to the recovery area and usually start the next case. I have not been able to find any "official" written guidelines on how many RN's should be staffed. This is not a surgery center but is considered a Dr's office. The physician feels this staffing is adequate. I do have ACLS and years of experience in conscious sedation. I would like to know if anyone has found strict staffing guidlines for this situation. Thanks for any info you can supply.

What kind of procedures or surgeries are you doing in the office?

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