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Basic Airway Management Course for Dentists: Changes to Anesthesia Rules – University of Florida
October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM$899
Any dentist performing sedation or providing care to a sedated patient should be able to provide airway management and ventilation for a patient encountering respiratory distress. The goal of the basic airway course is to educate the practitioner in basic airway assessment via history and physical assessment of the patient and to review relevant anatomy, physiology and equipment. The practitioner will learn the motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management with regards to relieving obstruction, insertion of airway adjuncts, mask ventilation, and intubation. Motor skills will be developed under supervision utilizing simulation. Participants will complete a post-course evaluation of their airway skills.
- Educate the dental practitioner in basic airway assessment and pre-anesthetic history and physical evaluation
- Review relevant anatomy of the airway
- Review respiratory physiology and the effects of sedative drugs on respiration
- Practice motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management: relieve obstruction, utilize adjuncts (nasal and oropharyngeal airways) and perform mask ventilation
- Practice motor skills necessary to place and maintain an advanced airway including laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal tube (ETT)
- Learn the value of team preparation in emergency response