Moderate Sedation with Multiple Oral & Parenteral Agents
April 11-13, 2014 @ UCLA (Friday-Sunday)
May 14-18, 2014 @ WFDC, Portland, OR (Wednesday-Sunday)
Time: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thurs-Sat
7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun
The purpose of this course is to enable the participant to deliver safe and effective moderate sedation, with special emphasis on intravenous sedation. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to select an appropriate sedative regimen for a given patient and use that regimen safely in the clinical setting. Through the use of proper patient evaluation and selection, monitoring, administration technique, and emergency management, the participant should be able to avoid most adverse responses to moderate sedation and respond effectively to those emergencies that may occur.
Completion of this course will satisfy the requirements for IV Conscious Sedation in most states.
Pre-approval through your state dental board is recommended.
- Define and contrast moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia
- Describe pharmacokinetic principles that affect drugs used for moderate sedation, such as:
- (1) the influence of lipid solubility on drug onset, potency, and duration of effect
- (2) single vs. multicompartmental pharmacokinetic models
- (3) drug cumulation and context-sensitive halftimes
- Describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of the intravenous and other routes of drug administration for fear and anxiety control
- Obtain and record an appropriate medical history and physical assessment of a given patient and suitably evaluate the patient for moderate sedation
- Obtain an adequate informed consent for moderate sedation and provide appropriate preoperative and postoperative instructions to a given patient
- Establish and maintain a patent intravenous line.
- Compare different drugs used for moderate sedation and ad-minister an appropriate regimen for anxiety control in a given clinical situation
- Discuss how patient and procedural variables influence drug selection for intravenous sedation
- Describe and use appropriate monitoring and chart recording methods for moderate sedation techniques
- Describe the uses of oral premedication and nitrous oxide/ oxygen administration alone, in combination, and with intravenous sedation
- Outline possible adverse effects associated with moderate sedation and perform appropriate corrective measures
- Respond effectively to an emergent situation relating to moderate sedation
- Review relevant state legislation and regulations regarding the use of intravenous sedation and how these relate to existing national standards/guidelines
Most states require Basic Life Support or Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, in addition to this course prior to obtaining a Conscious/Moderate Sedation license.
Steven Ganzberg, DMD, MS, Clinical Professor and Chair, Section of Dental Anesthesiology, UCLA
Christine L. Quinn, DDS, MS, Clinical Professor and Residency Program Director, Section of Dental Anesthesiology, UCLA
Roger J. Wendel, DMD, Private Practice, Wendel Family Dental Centre, Vancouver, WA
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Course tuition will be refunded minus a $500 administration fee up to 2 weeks prior to the
course as long as we can fill your spot in the course. If we cannot, you will be responsible for
up to 25% of the course tuition.