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Risks and Bad Judgments: How to Stay Out of Trouble   -   214

Risks and Bad Judgments: How to Stay Out of Trouble - 214

Presenter: Robert Campbell, DDS

This 2 hour presentation explores the differences between calculated “risk tolerance” and simple “bad judgment”. Avoidance preparation for the anesthesia care provider will be reviewed, as well as management of common anesthetic “errors.”

 
Death in the Chair:  A Dentist's Nightmare   -   210

Death in the Chair: A Dentist's Nightmare - 210

Presenter: Glen D. Crick, J.D.

This presentation will explore the investigation that will follow a patient’s death or injury from a dental procedure. Techniques of risk minimization will be recommended.

 
Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances during Office-Based Anesthesia   -   505

Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances during Office-Based Anesthesia - 505

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

Cardiac rhythm disturbances are common during office based anesthesia. This program will review the pathophysiology and significance of these rhythm disturbances, as they present in various patients and situations. Treatment approaches will be discussed.

 
 
Complications of Ambulatory Anesthesia   -   206

Complications of Ambulatory Anesthesia - 206

Presenter: Stuart E. Lieblich, DMD

The delivery of anesthesia in any setting is not without risk. This 2 hour presentation will focus on the prevention, identification and management of select peri-anesthetic problems, including rhythm and pressure disorders. Specific patient populations, including those with diabetes, anorexia, obesity, congestive heart failure, and others, will be addressed.

 
Understanding Anesthetic Adversity   -   207

Understanding Anesthetic Adversity - 207

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

The delivery of anesthesia in any setting is not without risk. The environment is complex, uncertain and ever-changing. Human performance of this potentially hazardous task can be unpredictable and imperfect, especially in times of urgency, intensity and time-pressure. Risk and Human Error cannot be eliminated. Risk and Human Error can be reduced and managed, by eliminating a culture of blame and punishment and replacing it with a culture of vigilance and cooperation to expose and remediate systems weaknesses, which, in combination, often lead to error and injury. This presentation will explore various aspects anesthetic risk identification, management and reduction.

 
Office-based Anesthetic Airway Management   -   209

Office-based Anesthetic Airway Management - 209

Presenter: Michael Rollert, DDS

Adverse respiratory events, notably lost airways, account for the vast majority of office based anesthetic adversity. This 2 hour presentation will address those patients with co-morbidities that predispose to respiratory and ventilatory adversity, with special emphasis on the pediatric airway. Currently available airway adjuncts will also be covered in detail.

 
 
Local Anesthetic Complications in the Dental Office   -   213

Local Anesthetic Complications in the Dental Office - 213

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

Local anesthesia is a mainstay in the pain management arsenal in dental offices. Like all other medications, local anesthesia can also result in serious complications, whether they be due to drug toxicity, nerve and vascular injury, unintended nerve involvement or any attendant medical emergency, which may include syncope, psychogenic reactions or myocardial challenge, among others. This clinically relevant presentation will examine all possible complications associated with the use of local anesthetics, including inability to anesthetize.

 
Good Drugs Turned Bad and their Reversal   -   404

Good Drugs Turned Bad and their Reversal - 404

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

In addition to the intended and anticipated effects of anesthetic agents, there are un-intended and occasionally adverse side effects. This presentation will focus on these adverse side effects, including suggestions for both avoidance as well as management. A concluding discussion of anesthetic reversal agents will follow.

 
Practice Makes You Perfect: The Role of Simulation in Anesthesia Training   -   201

Practice Makes You Perfect: The Role of Simulation in Anesthesia Training - 201

Presenter: Steve Schimmele, DDS

This course is an introduction to the emerging field of simulation of emergency management in anesthesia. This developing field provides practitioners with the unique opportunity to refine their emergency management skills in a controlled environment in order to improve proficiency in anesthetic techniques while minimizing patient risk exposure.

 
 
Road Blocks to a Quick Discharge   -   202

Road Blocks to a Quick Discharge - 202

Presenter: Steve Schimmele, DDS

Discharge of patients after dental procedures with general anesthesia or deep sedation is often routine but can prove to be challenging and time consuming. Knowledge of post anesthetic complications is crucial to the safe delivery of anesthesia. The more common recovery complications are reviewed and their treatment discussed.

 
When a Jaw Thrust Just Isn't Enough   -   204

When a Jaw Thrust Just Isn't Enough - 204

Presenter: Steve Schimmele, DDS

This course reviews not only basic airway management techniques but advanced interventions to be used in managing a difficult airway. The surgical airway will also be reviewed along with its complications.

 
Its "Just" Nitrous   -   212

Its "Just" Nitrous - 212

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

The use of nitrous oxide as both a sedative and analgesic is widespread in dentistry. This presentation will focus on the pharmacology of nitrous oxide, with special emphasis on safety, correct usage and contraindications.

 
 
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office   -   211

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - 211

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS

This 2 hour presentation will provide a comprehensive review of the prevention, identification and management of common medical emergencies that can and do present in the dental office, regardless of the level of anesthesia or sedation administered. Specific recommendations regarding office preparedness, emergency drug kits and contacting emergency medical services are made. A written protocol manual will be included for download.

 
Emergency Medicine: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - 218

Emergency Medicine: Allergy and Anaphylaxis - 218

Presenter: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Allergic reactions, both non-life-threatening and anaphylaxis are described. Management of both forms of allergy is discussed including the critical importance of epinephrine administration in anaphylaxis.

 
Emergency Medicine: Basic Management - 216

Emergency Medicine: Basic Management - 216

Presenter: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Management of all medical emergencies is based upon the P-A-B-C-D algorithm. Each step is fully described and utilized in managing low blood sugar and seizures

 
 
Emergency Medicine: Sudden Cardiac Arrest and AEDs - 217

Emergency Medicine: Sudden Cardiac Arrest and AEDs - 217

Presenter: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Management of acute myocardial infarction is described as well as an in-depth discussion of sudden cardiac arrest and its management. The importance of defibrillation used an AED is discussed.

 
Emergency Medicine: Preparation - 215

Emergency Medicine: Preparation - 215

Presenter: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Preparation of the dental office and staff to quickly recognize and effectively manage medical emergencies, including the basic emergency drug kit is described. Recognition and management of syncope is described.

 
Guided Simulation / Team Training in your office - 200

Guided Simulation / Team Training in your office - 200

Presenter: Karen Crowley, DDS

Simulation has been shown to be beneficial in reducing medical error and improving healthcare quality and patient safety. This program will facilitate learning, practicing and perfecting various emergency scenarios without harm to "simulated" pateints. Frequent physical rehearsal in the environment that task and team performance are required is the most efficient and effective method to acquire these skills.

 
 
 
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