Having the option to use intravenous (IV) minimal and moderate conscious sedation can be a game-changer for your sedation services. Not only will you be able to sedate a larger patient base, IV sedation also allows you to sedate anxious and fearful patients more efficiently and deeply. Intravenous delivery of sedation medications works more quickly than oral medications, and you can adjust the dosage and sedation level incrementally. What's more, patients typically experience a faster recovery.
Taught by GPs for GPs
What makes this course unique is that it's taught by a team of distinguished general dentists who are IV-permitted, medical doctors and other medical professionals. The curriculum is tailor-made for general dentists and focused on providing you with skills and knowledge that can be incorporated into your own practice. During the clinical phase of the program, participant doctors will both sedate and treat patients, which meets or surpasses requirements for an IV permit in every U.S. state.
What You'll Learn
In sum, you'll gain the knowledge and clinical skills to properly select and safely administer effective intravenous (IV) minimal/moderate conscious sedation in an outpatient dental setting. The program includes 60 hours of didactic instruction over two 4-day sessions; clinical instruction with at least 20 patient experiences; ACLS certification and AHA advanced airway management training. The course curriculum emphasizes a team approach to IV sedation. A few of the course highlights include:
- Learn to safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate sedation to patients in a clinical setting.
- Thoroughly discuss patient evaluation, assessment and selection through detailed review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis and psychological considerations.
- Discuss the prevention, recognition and management of systemic complications of minimal and moderate sedation with particular attention to airway maintenance and support of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
- Describe and demonstrate the techniques of intravenous access, intramuscular injection and other parenteral techniques.
- Detail the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration, and the precautions, indications, contraindications and adverse reactions associated with them.
Get a sneak preview of IV Sedation
Get your IV sedation questions answered at a free webinar about IV sedation on Wednesday, June 3 at 3 p.m. PST with DOCS Education Dean of Faculty Dr. Anthony S. Feck. IV Sedation: The Right Next Step for You? June 3, 2015 3 to 4:30 p.m. PST 1.5 free CE credits Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about IV sedation and have your questions answered by a DOCS Education faculty member. Register now!
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