Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018
Day 1 This course is intended for dental practitioners trained in the delivery of anesthesia, from intravenous moderate sedation to general anesthesia. Emergency crises are best managed with a team approach; therefore, participants will practice scenarios as supportive groups. Doctors are highly encouraged to bring their office staff, as actual emergency situations will be discussed during the course.
Lecture topics will include treating patients with disabilities, monitoring of patients, pharmacology of emergency drugs, safe techniques for office based general anesthesia and a checklist approach to anesthesia crisis.
Day 2 The SIM course will include pre-simulation didactics followed by a review of essential emergency management principles. You will then break into smaller groups to practice emergency patient management in real-time on a high-fidelity emergency patient simulator, the Laerdal SimMan® 3G. You will be placed in realistic clinical simulations that represent emergencies most commonly encountered while delivering different levels of sedation, up to general anesthesia. Following each scenario, you will share in a debriefing discussion the efficacy of each intervention. Space is limited to provide a low student-to-faculty ratio and an optimal hands-on experience.
Approximately 14 scenarios that may have one crisis event to manage at a time. Topics will range from airway, cardiovascular, equipment, metabolic and pediatric emergencies. We will be covering the most common crisis scenarios that sedation providers encounter. For example, one of the scenarios may include management of airway obstruction and apnea.
Day 1 Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Discuss patient and drug selection criteria in the delivery of moderate-to-general anesthesia
- Recognize and address common emergencies related to sedation
- Discuss patient monitoring and standards of care
Day 2 Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment modalities for medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office
- Demonstrate how to manage a patient's airway using basic equipment and techniques
- Discuss the course of action following a medical emergency.