Sedation of High-Risk Patients (Satisfies TSBDE RULE §110.16)
This hybrid continuing educational program consists of both online (8hrs) and class room didactics (8hrs) along with a strong hands on clinical component (5hrs). Enrollees will manage and complete 10 cases utilizing high-fidelity patient simulation with the use of computerized manikins that simulate real-life scenarios. All of the cases will be performed and documented under the on-site instruction and direct supervision of a licensed dentist anesthesiologist authorized to administer sedation/anesthesia to high-risk patients.
**You will be automatically enrolled in the online modules upon registration. Online modules may be completed at your own pace and convenience.
Pre-anesthetic patient assessment, physical evaluation, pharmacology of sedative agents, appropriate sedation/anesthetic techniques, intra-operative monitoring, perioperative complications, records keeping along with recovery and discharge of medically compromised/high risk patients including but not limited to geriatrics, obese, special needs, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, obstructive sleep apnea and other systemic conditions.
High-Risk Course Outline
Defining High-Risk Patients & ASA Status Classification
Pre-anesthetic patient assessment of medically compromised patients (geriatric, obesity, cardiovascular, pulmonary, obstructive sleep apnea, renal and metabolic conditions)
Appropriate Patient Selection
High-Risk airway and respiratory considerations
Peri-operative complication recognition and management
High-Risk anesthesia equipment and resuscitation
High-Risk Medical Emergencies and Management
Informed consent, monitoring considerations, records keeping and discharge requirements
Sedation pharmacology and techniques