Medicine and dentistry are always evolving. Our IV Recertification course will help you keep your skills on the cutting edge.
There are many advantages of attending the IV Recertification course, including the following:
- New science – Learn up-to-date science and protocols that you can immediately apply in your practice
- One-on-one instruction – Participate in one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
- Critical safety training – Refresh your safety skills using high-fidelity patient simulators
- Real-life applications – Review IV case selection and protocols through real-life case studies
Refresh Your IV Sedation Dentistry Skills
IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.
Course material includes a review of the science behind IV sedation along with a look at new protocols. Other key topics include the following:
- Patient selection and evaluation(118)
- Respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology(117)
- Nitrous oxide analgesia(77, 91, 114)
- Local anesthetic review(147)
- Patient monitoring
- Airway management(117)
- Emergency preparedness(102)
- Venipuncture and IV access
- Intravenous drug administration
- Medical and legal aspects of anesthesia administration
"Just do it—that's what I'd say to other dentists about signing up for this course—you'll gain the knowledge, confidence, and teamwork to improve your practice and make your whole team feel great about helping your patients."
— Dr. Craig Rubinoff
Sign up now, and stay up-to-date on the latest advances in IV sedation.
This course requires the attendee to hold an active IV permit or be a staff member in an office with an active IV permit.
Students in the IV Recertification course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use.
Course Objectives: Overview
- Expand the number of protocols in your arsenal to maximize treatment effectiveness
- Reduce risk for both your patients and your practice with hands-on airway management and emergency training
- Do away with guesswork by thoroughly exploring proper case selection, management and protocols using real-life case studies
- Refresh venipuncture skills utilizing practice model arms to start an IV line
- Reacquaint yourself with the most commonly used IV medications(84, 91, 161), and learn about new drugs on the market
- Discuss the pharmacology of anesthetic agents
- Study airway evaluation and management
- Review cardiac rhythm
- Learn the keys to proper patient selection(118)
- Get hands-on airway training
- Discuss pharmacology (continued)
- Learn the essentials of monitoring you patients
- Discover new and useful products
- Update your knowledge with the latest protocols
- Review and practice venipuncture
- Discuss sedation complications
- Review morbidity and mortality case examples(97, 118)
- Practice crisis skills in simulated emergencies
"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS
DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
In most dental offices team members play an essential role. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.
Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.
NO. A general anesthesia permit is required before you can say "sleep dentistry" in your advertising. An I.V. permit only authorizes you to administer conscious sedation or moderate sedation, depending in which state you practice. In those states, it would be proper to say "sedation dentistry" instead.
(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)
7.5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management
7.5 - 750 Special Patient Care
TOTAL: 15 hours (lecture)