When practicing pediatric sedation dentistry, advanced airway management skills are critical to keeping you and your patients safe. In this one-day, hands-on, practical course, through repetition, you will become proficient at different techniques for airway management and resuscitation. The course includes Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification skills check-off (available at an additional fee). This course will earn 8 hours of CE toward satisfaction of your state’s renewal requirements* and deliver a unique educational experience that is at once enriching, stimulating, and fun.
*Check with DOCS Education’s Regulatory Counsel for your specific state requirements.
- Master the five patient scenarios that compromise effectiveness when applying manual resuscitation with a bag valve mask.
- Apply surgical advanced airway techniques on animal cadaver tissue.
- Practice patient assessment, advanced airway techniques, defibrillation, and vascular (intraosseous) access using patient simulators.
- Recognize the signs of an airway emergency using monitoring equipment appropriate for the dental office.
- Understand the most effective administration of epinephrine for an acute emergency.
- Take and pass the skill check-off for the American Heart Association’s PALS certification or recertification parts 2 and 3. (Additional fee)
- Six scenarios practiced on the high-fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their offices.
Assume that an emergency will happen in your office. Be prepared.
Tailored for the Dental Office
The DOCS Education Advanced Pediatric Airway Management course is specifically designed to address the needs and limits of the typical dental office. After taking this course you will know how to provide effective ventilation with the tools and equipment you have available to you.
The DOCS Education advanced airway management instructors bring decades of experience in emergency medicine and pediatric sedation to lead attendees through a series of airway emergency scenarios.
You’ll be immersed in Advanced Pediatric Airway Module with High Fidelity Human Simulation (APAM)
James Bovia brings his years of experience in emergency medical services in order to lead attendees through six emergency scenarios.
These six scenarios will be programmed into the high fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office. These include preparation for scenarios including:
- Asthma: A patient may experience an attack while under sedation, thus causing an airway emergency.
- Excess of local anesthetic: A patient could experience an overdose (toxicity) of local anesthesia causing a biphasic (excitation then depression) reaction.
- Allergic reaction: This could result in first a cutaneous reaction progressing to anaphylaxis with airway emergency.
- Sinus Tachycardia (ST) or Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT): Possibly from elevated temp, stress, etc. during sedation requiring initial vagal stimulation.
- Foreign body introduction: Gauze, tooth, crown, bur, etc. in oropharyngeal area during sedation causing an airway emergency.
- Diabetes: Patient could experience an episode of hypoglycemia during sedation.
Doctor* and Team:
- Airway evaluation
- Review of six real life emergency scenarios
- Protection and positioning equipment
- Monitoring and emergency preparedness
- Pediatric Sedation Protocols
*DOCS Education strongly encourages dentists to enroll in the American Heart Association's HeartCode PALS Part 1 prior to enrolling in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry. If you successfully complete HeartCode PALS Part 1, you have the opportunity to become PALS-certified or re-certified by attending Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, which fulfills Parts 2 and 3. However, spaces for recertification testing will be limited. If you are interested in becoming certified or recertified, please inquire with your Customer Service Representative to learn more.
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Advanced Pediatric Airway Module with High Fidelity Human Simulation (APAM)
A pediatric emergency could occur on any patient in your practice. In either situation, you are the first responder. Are you prepared? Can you recognize pediatric emergencies and manage successful outcomes? Are your “hands-on” life support skills current?
APAM stands for Advanced Pediatric Airway Module. This device is a replica of a pediatric patient. By perfectly mimicking real patient behavior, the APAM helps in the training process to provide doctors with the skills for safe and effective airway management.
James Bovia brings his 30 years of experience in emergency medical services in order to lead attendees through six emergency scenarios.
DOCS Education strongly encourages dentists to enroll in the American Heart Association's HeartCode PALS Part 1 prior to enrolling in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry. If you successfully complete HeartCode PALS Part 1, you have the opportunity to become PALS-certified or re-certified by attending Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, which fulfills Parts 2 and 3. However, spaces for recertification testing will be limited. If you are interested in becoming certified or recertified, please inquire with your Customer Service Representative to learn more.
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. Whether assisting the doctor during the actual appointment or tending to the practical concerns of appointment scheduling and recordkeeping, a doctor cannot perform pediatric sedation without the help of his or her team. Thus, it's imperative your team members be knowledgeable about the pediatric sedation process to better serve the patient and the dentist.
"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
States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.
(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)
8 - 430 Pediatric Dentistry
TOTAL: 8 hours (lecture)