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Sedation Monitoring & IV Certification for DAANCE Certified Assistants

Sedation Monitoring & IV Certification for DAANCE Certified Assistants

Saturday, March 29, 2014

LICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS: Do you assist with sedation cases? Do you have the training that allows you to aid in the treatment of patients during sedation?

ORAL SURGEONS: Are you looking for a course that will give your assistants the training required to perform supportive services on patients undergoing moderate/deep sedation and general anesthesia?

Minnesota Board of Dentistry rules require allied dental personnel to obtain specific training in order to aid in patient treatment during sedation, including the administration of medications into an existing intravenous line, an enteral agent or emergency medications in an emergent situation.

This innovative educational experience satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry 8-hour IV clinical training requirement for allied dental personnel who have successfully completed the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE). A team of oral surgeons with extensive teaching and clinical experience will use real world patient examples to review and illustrate key factors required to provide safe outpatient anesthesia. Patient scenarios will include: medical history, pertinent anatomy and physiology, pre-operative assessment, medical/anesthetic emergencies, and criteria for discharge. Clinical stations will be used to provide practical experience with: monitoring, emergency and anesthesia equipment and medications, and IV therapy. The small-group format will give participants the attention and tools to assist in the delivery of safe and effective moderate/deep sedation and/or general anesthesia.

Benefits/Objectives

You will come away from this course prepared to:

  • assess medical risk associated with common medical conditions.
  • recognize common anesthetic drugs used in outpatient anesthesia.
  • identify common anesthetic emergencies and assist in their management.
  • manage and maintain emergency medications and equipment.
  • recognize the application of anesthetic monitors used in outpatient anesthesia.
  • recognize the equipment used for initiation and maintenance of IV therapy.
  • assess patients for suitability and risk for venipuncture and IV access.
  • gain proficiency with the insertion, stabilization and removal of an IV catheter (using training simulators and human participants).
  • review proper anesthetic charting and recordkeeping (pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative).
  • identify common sedation discharge criteria.
Who Should Attend/*Course Prerequisites

Licensed Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists with current:

  1. CPR Certification (Health Care Provider level)
  2. Nitrous Oxide Administration and Monitoring Certificate
  3. DAANCE Certification

*Proof of course prerequisites must be provided prior to the course.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstration and hands-on training with venipunctures, utilizing virtual IV simulators, multi-venous IV training arms and human subjects. Course participants must complete six successful venipunctures, with a minimum of two on a live patient. Course participants will serve as each other’s patients.

Course Instructors

David L. Basi, D.M.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Basi is on staff at the Boynton Health Service Dental Clinic at the University of Minnesota and maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Ma’Ann Sabino, D.D.S., Ph.D., Attending Staff, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

James Q. Swift, D.D.S., Professor and Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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