Art and Science of Sedation – Minimal Enteral Sedation

Provide a broader range of services to your patients by earning your Minimal Enteral Sedation permit today.

Instructors: Dr. David Donaldson, Dr. Fred Quarnstrom and Dr. Mark Donaldson
: December 13, 14, & 15, 2013
: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
21 CE Hours (for Minimal Enteral Sedation permit)
Tuition: $1,550.00  
Location: December 13th at the River’s Edge Hotel 0455 Southwest Hamilton Court Portland, OR
December 14th-15th at the OHSU/OAGD Department of Continuing Education, 611 SW Campus Dr. Portland OR 97239

This course offers instruction in all aspects of inhalation analgesia and oral conscious sedation, including effective methods in dealing with anxiety control in general practice.  Our faculty specializes in adult learning by utilizing a multimedia approach which enhances knowledge and retention.  Participants will learn various techniques and protocols designed to achieve certification in nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation as well as competency in providing oral anxiolysis.  A patient-centered approach to care is emphasized with lecture on appropriate medication section, monitoring and practical emergency management.  Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed.

This course is designed to fulfill Oregon Board of Dentistry requirements for the Nitrous Oxide Sedation Permit.

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 €œrecipe€ 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.

Speakers:David Donaldson BDS, FDSRCS, MDS, FADSA, FACD, FAAOP, FICD, is a Professor and Head of Pain and Anxiety Control  at UBC, and has a part-time practice on Vancouver Island, restricted to the treatment of chronic head and neck pain.

Fred C. Quarnstrom DDS, FADSA, FAGD, FICD, FACD, CDC, is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the International College of Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.     

Mark Donaldson BSP, PHARM D, FASHP, FACHE, is the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center  and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. 

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