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Friday
04
MAY

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation for the RDH and RDA

08:00
16:30

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RDH (RN/DDS/DMD/MD/PAs):
Lecture - 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Clinical (Hands-on) Session - 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

RDAs:
Lecture - 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Clinical (Hands-on) Session - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare the dental hygienist to safely administer and monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation for dental patients in compliance with the educational requirements specified by Michigan law. Participants will learn this pain control strategy through online self-study, lecture, and demonstrations.

RDAs:
This course is designed to prepare the dental assistant to safely assist and monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation for dental patients in compliance with the educational requirements specified by Michigan law. Participants will learn this pain control strategy through online self-study, lecture, and demonstrations.


Prerequisites:

Complete the reading of: Handbook of Nitrous Oxide Sedation by Clark and Brunick, fourth edition (ISBN # 0-978-0-323-04827-9)
Completion of online study
Current Registered Dental Hygienist license (current RDA license for dental assistants)
Current Health Care Provider CPR certification
Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

Explain the rationale and basic principles of nitrous oxide sedation in pain and anxiety control and as an adjunct to local anesthesia
Identify and apply medical and dental history considerations
Assess and monitor patients for nitrous oxide analgesia
Understand nitrous oxide pharmacology, physical properties, and armamentarium
Manage complications/medical emergencies of nitrous oxide
Understand the levels of sedation
Utilize proper nitrous oxide monitoring technique
Realize biohazard concerns and scavenging systems
Understand Michigan law
Be aware of abuse potential

Presenting

M. Lynne Morgan, R.D.H., M.S.
Claudine Sordyl, R.N., M.S.
Tamika Thompson-Sloan, D.D.S., M.S.