Art and Science of Sedation – Minimal Enteral Sedation

Date: July 11, 12, & 13, 2013
: 9am – 5 pm
21 hours for Minimal Enteral Sedaiton permit
Tuition: $1,495.00 dentist 
Location: OHSU/OAGD Department of Continuing Education, 611 SW Campus Dr. Portland OR 97239

Course Objectives:

  • Develop a plan for every sedation appointment to ensure safe, effective minimal enteral sedation. 
  • Understand the pharmacology of oral sedatives and identify the most appropriate agent for each patient. 
  • Employ strategies for pre-emptive analgesia and post-op analgesia.
  • Utilize the proven “recipe” for post-operative pain control that DOES NOT include narcotics. 
  • Learn new techniques for administering flumazenil and strategies for patients who may require an alternative approach: another arrow in your quiver.
  • Learn how to select appropriate patients for inhalational and minimal sedation – Know who to treat and who to refer.
  • Make pharmacology clinically useful through understanding of bioavailability and half-life. 
  • Examine inhalational equipment and learn various inhalation techniques. 
  • Discuss the advantages/disadvantages and indications/contraindications of inhalational sedation.
  • Review patient monitoring thoroughly – from Pulse Oximetry to Bispectral Index Analysis (BIS).
  • Know the seven medications you need to have in your emergency kit and how to use them.

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