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Conscious Sedation in Dentistry for the Dental Team (Course 1): Introduction and Assessment

Contributes45 minutes to your CPD

£12.99

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Course Details:

This course takes a look at conscious sedation in dentistry, highlighting the appropriate guidance, record keeping and assessment considerations. 

Isopharm recommends that you complete the full series of training courses in this subject to ensure you have the required information to support you in this area. 

Once you have completed this course please move onto Conscious Sedation in Dentistry for the Dental Team (Course 2): Anatomy and Physiology

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident.

Aims:

This course aims to provide learners with the relevant information in regards to conscious sedation in dentistry. 

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Explain conscious sedation in relation to dentistry.
  • Define the term conscious sedation as described in the 2015 Intercollegiate guidance - Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care.
  • Explain ASA classification and how it is used in the assessment of patients for sedation.
  • Discuss the different facets of a sedation assessment visit.
  • Discuss the signs, symptoms and management of patient anxiety.
  • Describe the composition of the dental team and the role of the 'second appropriate person'.
  • Explain the significance of consent for conscious sedation patients.
  • Describe the requirements of clinical record keeping.   
  • Explain the requirements of clinical governance and audit in relation to conscious sedation.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • How conscious sedation is defined to ensure safe sedation practice.
  • The ASA classification and how this is used in the assessment of patients for sedation.
  • The different facets of a sedation assessment visit.
  • The requirements of consent for the conscious sedation patient.
  • How dental sedation can assist in the management of anxiety.
  • The different facets of the dental team and the role of the ‘second appropriate person’
  • The requirements of clinical record keeping.
  • The role of clinical governance and audit and how this relates to conscious sedation techniques.