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Conscious Sedation in Dentistry for the Dental Team (Course 2): Anatomy and Physiology

Contributes45 minutes to your CPD

£12.99

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Course Details:

This course takes a look at the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to sedation in dentistry.

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 3): Preparing the Environment and Patient for Treatment 

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:

The aim of this course is to provide learners with an overview of how anatomy and physiology relate to conscious sedation in dentistry. 

Objectives:

 Learners will be able to: 

  • Recognise the importance of anatomy and physiology relating to Conscious Sedation. 
  • Define the terms ‘anatomy’ and ‘physiology’. 
  • Describe the main features of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to anatomy and Conscious Sedation.
  • Describe the main features of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to physiology and Conscious Sedation.
  • Recognise the anatomy involved in and the different sites available for venepuncture access. 
  • Define the terms ‘Pharmacokinetics’ and ‘Pharmacodynamics’.
  • Correctly identify 2 commonly used sedative drugs used in Conscious Sedation.
  • Explain the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve supply.
  • Define the term ‘respiration’.
  • Describe how respiration is controlled.
  • Define 5 terms in relation to respiratory volumes.
  • Define the term ‘hypoxia’ and the oxygen dissociation curve.
  • Describe the differences between adults and children in relation to metabolism, airway, respiration and circulation.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The importance of anatomy and physiology and its relationship to Conscious Sedation in Dentistry.
  • How to define the terms ‘anatomy’ and 'physiology'.
  • The main features of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to anatomy and physiology and Conscious Sedation. 
  • The anatomy involved in venepuncture access.
  • How to define the terms ‘Pharmacokinetics’ and ‘Pharmacodynamics’.
  • The 2 commonly used sedative drugs used in Conscious Sedation.
  • The differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve supply.
  • How to define the term ‘respiration’.
  • How respiration is controlled.
  • How to define 5 terms in relation to respiratory volumes.
  • How to define the term ‘hypoxia’ and the oxygen dissociation curve.
  • The differences between adults and children in relation to metabolism, airway, respiration and circulation.