Managing Sedation Complications - Formerly: Recognition and Management of Complications During Minimal and Moderate Sedation * Part One of a Two Part Program
You will receive 4 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $164.00


In this course particular emphasis is placed on patient monitoring and airway management. (Basic life support at the health care level is recommended).


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize sedation levels and general anesthesia in terms of clinical characteristics and influence on respiratory and cardiovascular function.
  2. Describe essential features of preoperative assessment for patients undergoing dental treatment under sedation or general anesthesia.
  3. Identify principles of patient monitoring distinguishing requirements for moderate sedation versus deep sedation/general anesthesia.
  4. Explain proper airway maintenance during sedation and general anesthesia.
  5. Discuss the proper use of devices for oxygenation and ventilation.
  6. Describe the pathogenesis, recognition and appropriate management of possible complications associated with moderate sedation, including essential pharmacology of emergency drugs that may be required.


The course is designed to train the practicing dentist in the proper recognition and management of respiratory complications that may be associated with the use of moderate sedation. *This is Part 1 of a two -part program. It is recommended that the participant complete Part 1 prior to enrollment in Part 2 (within 12 mos.). Part 2 is a five- hour hands on workshop consisting primarily of laboratory exercise and clinical simulations. For part two scheduling and additional information contact the ADA at 1-800 621-8099 x2694.


Lesson 1: Introduction and Preoperative Assessment
Lesson 2: Respiratory Monitoring
Lesson 3: Primary Assessment
Lesson 4: Supplemental Oxygenation
Lesson 5: Positive Pressure Ventilation
Lesson 6: Management of Respiratory Depression
Lesson 7: Management of Airway Obstruction
Lesson 8: Intra-operative nausea and vomiting
Lesson 9: Cardiovascular Considerations
Lesson 10: Summary and ADA Airway Algorithm

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