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Neuromuscular-blocking drugs prohibit transmission of a neural signal at the neuromuscular junction, causing paralysis of the affected skeletal muscles. During this course, Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA reviews the anatomy of the neuromuscular junction and the mechanism of skeletal muscle activation (Train of Four or "TOF") for muscle movement. Dr. Schwartz also discusses steps for the use and monitoring of a neuromuscular paralytic (Succinylcholine) for the treatment of laryngospasm. It is worth 1.5 CE.

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While medical emergencies are relatively rare, every dental office will eventually encounter at least one medical emergency. Responding to such emergencies with the appropriate and rational use of medications is therefore an essential skill for every dental provider. It will focus on the proper use and rationale of emergency medications that should be available in every dental office. Presented by Dr. Steve Yun, M.D. It is worth 2 CE.

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When it comes to the safety and efficacy of sedation, three of the most important subjects arguably include pharmacology, patient selection, and airway management. All three are tied intimately to patient safety, and pharmacology also has a great deal to do with sedation effectiveness.

Understanding the mechanisms of how drugs act, and how the body responds to their action are key to their safe and effective use.

Dr. Anthony Feck plunges into his favorite topic to share with you pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a wide range of sedative agents. You learn why and how they work; why some are better than others; and the methods used to reverse the effects of each.

This online course is worth 2 CE.

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Complications can and will arise from IV sedation. Will you be ready to handle unusual or unexpected situations safely and professionally, and achieve the best outcome? Thousands of cases have given DOCS Education the documentation and experience you can learn from to handle the unusual. Dr. Anthony Feck covers local and systemic obstacles that may occur. You’ll learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of the problem, identify the cause, and manage the appropriate response. Dr. Feck will also discuss preventative measures to add to your safety guidelines. This is worth 1 CE.
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The history of anesthesia in dentistry includes morbidity and mortality, and that has prompted dentists to seek alternatives to the usual modalities. The profession looks for shorter-acting agents, reversal drugs, monitoring, and other means to minimize poor outcomes. Dr. Anthony Feck will explain the challenges to historical recording, defining, and claim submission.

This course is worth 0.5 CE.

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This course will prepare you and your team to make starting and IV comfortable for patient and practitioner—whether you are personally administering the IV, or having someone else guide the needle.

Dr. Anthony Feck delivers key points to consider before and during the establishment of venipuncture and line, including how to find the best site for optimal results, as well as methods for adapting to unusual circumstances of physiology.

This course is worth .5 CE.

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While tobacco use has decreased over the years, nicotine remains an addictive drug with a greater effect on the central nervous system (CNS) than caffeine, cocaine, or amphetamines. As a dental professional providing oral sedation to nicotine users – whether smoking, vaping, or dipping – it’s important to evaluate the usage and frequency to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for the patient.

Dr. Anthony Feck will share the assessment tools, risk, and treatment, based on the individual patient’s nicotine use. You’ll learn that the intensity of nicotine cravings can be more powerful than the sedation medications being administered, and how to instruct the patient accordingly on their use prior to treatment.   

This online course is worth 1 CE.

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