Essentials of Monitoring for Sedation Dentistry ~ NEW!!


Short Course:  5 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 340) (PRD 7/15/21, EXP 7/15/24) 

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Essentials of Monitoring for Sedation Dentistry (EOMD21) Topics Include: Office Emergencies, Monitoring Adults and Children, Vital Signs, Facility Requirements, Paperwork Essentials, and more.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA

A 1980 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry (Now Texas A&M University College of Dentistry) and 1994 graduate of the Washington University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Dr. Schwartz has been teaching anesthesia to Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants,  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Physicians, and Nurses for over 13 years. He is currently employed with Sedation Consult a CRNA. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Periodontics at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported


Dental Office Emergencies: Laryngospasm, Acute Airway Obstruction, Allergic Reaction and Angina Pectoris

Dental Office Emergencies: General Emergency Response and Hypotension/Hypertension

What to Do with Abnormal Vital Signs

Patient Recovery and Discharge

Venous Thromboembolism

Assessment of Patient Position and Skin Status

Nitrous Oxide and Guedel's Planes of Anesthesia

Documentation of Vital Signs and Automatic Recording of Anesthesia Data

Drug Pharmacokinetics vs. Pharmacodynamics

Monitoring a Child vs an Adult

Rules of Good Monitoring

Non-Mechanical and Mechanical Assessment of Vital Signs

Normal and Abnormal Dysrhythmias

Vital Signs of Concern

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Basic Anatomy of the Heart

Normal Patient Vital Signs

Physicology and Importance of Critical Vital Signs

Critical Patient Vital Signs

Facility Requirements for Sedation and Equipment

Assignment of ASA Physical Status and Classifications

Consents for Anesthesia and Surgery

Difference Between Assault and Battery

Essentials of Paperwork

The Continuum of Anesthesia and Depth of Sedation

Identifying Patient Requirements for Sedation

Dental Office Emergencies: Emesis/Aspiration of Vomitus, Convulsions and Seizures, Oversedation, Hypoglycemia, and Asthma/Bronchospasm

Abnormal Vital Signs

Course Objectives

Part One
1. Identify patient requirements for sedation.
2. Discuss the continuum of anesthesia and the depth of sedation.
Part Two
3. Discuss the essentials of paperwork
4. Identify the difference between assault and battery.
5. Discuss consents for anesthesia and surgery.
6. Discuss assignment of ASA physical status and classifications.
7. Identify facility requirements for sedation and necessary equipment.
Part Three
8. Identify the five-critical patient vital signs.
9. Discuss the physiology and importance of the five-critical patient vital signs.
Part Four
10. Identify normal patient vital signs.
11. Discuss the basic anatomy of the heart.
12. Introduce the Electrocardiogram (EKG).
Part Five
13. Identify abnormal patient vital signs.
14. Identify vital signs of concern.
15. Identify normal and abnormal dysrhythmias.
Part Six
16. Discuss non-mechanical and mechanical assessment of patient vital signs.
17. Discuss the rules of good patient monitoring.
18. Discuss monitoring a child versus an adult.
19. Discuss drug pharmacokinetics versus pharmacodynamics.
Part Seven
20. Discuss assessment of patient position and skin status.
21. Discuss venous thromboembolism
22. Discuss documentation of patient vital signs (the anesthesia record) and the automatic recording of anesthesia data.
23. Discuss Nitrous Oxide and Guedel’s Planes of Anesthesia.
24. Discuss patient recovery and discharge after anesthesia
Part Eight
25. Discuss and demonstrate basic “what to do” with abnormal vital signs.
26. Discuss One Needle; One Syringe; Only One Time
27. Discuss where to draw-up medications.
28. Discuss how to look at medication vials and ampules.
29. Discuss when medications expire.
30. Discuss single dose and multiple dose vials.
31. Discuss who should draw-up and label medications.
32. Discuss dental office emergency protocols.


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

Produced: 7/15/2021      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 7/15/2024

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