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Monitoring the Sedated Patient - 304

Presenter: Claudine M. Sordyl, RN, MS
  • RN, University of Detroit Mercy
  • MS, Health Services Administration, University of Detroit
  • Associate Professor, Dept OMFS, University of Detroit Mercy
  • National presentations relating to anesthesia assisting
  • Disclosure:  Ms. Sordyl reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

The anesthesia assistant is a vital member of the anesthesia team. This presentation emphasizes the active role that assistants will assume when monitoring patients, both during and after anesthesia. Monitoring includes both visual assessment of the patient and the collection of data from monitoring equipment.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the types of monitors found in a dental office using sedation
  • Identify four body systems monitored during sedation
  • Discuss the need for recordkeeping during sedation
  • Identify complications associated with venipunctures and IV infusions during sedation

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