Basic Airway Management Course for Dentists: Changes to Anesthesia Rules
Any dentist performing sedation or providing care to a sedated patient should be able to provide airway management and ventilation for a patient encountering respiratory distress. The goal of the basic airway course is to educate the practitioner in basic airway assessment via history and physical assessment of the patient and to review relevant anatomy, physiology, and equipment. The practitioner will learn the motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management with regards to relieving obstruction, insertion of airway adjuncts, mask ventilation, and intubation. Motor skills will be developed under supervision utilizing simulation which will include instruction in, review of and individual hands-on practice with basic pre-sedation assessment, monitoring and rescue airway management.
This course is presented in the University of Florida Center for Simulation, Safety and Advanced Learning Technology by faculty specializing in oral surgery and anesthesiology using the UF Human Patient Simulator (HPS) mannequin patient simulator technology. The Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies, CSSALT, provides education, training and services to residents, faculty, clinical personnel and staff throughout the UF Academic Health Center including the Shands Healthcare system, to clinicians in the state of Florida, to UF medical, veterinary, dental, engineering and other health profession students, to local and regional emergency personnel and to industry executives and personnel worldwide.
Participants will complete a post-course evaluation of their airway skills.
- Educate the dental practitioner in basic airway assessment and pre-anesthetic history and physical evaluation
- Review relevant anatomy of the airway
- Review respiratory physiology and the effects of sedative drugs on respiration
- Practice motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management: relieve obstruction, utilize adjuncts (nasal and oropharyngeal airways) and perform mask ventilation
- Practice motor skills necessary to place and maintain an advanced airway including laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal tube (ETT)
- Practice video-laryngoscope use
- Receive instruction in, review of and individual hands-on practice with basic pre-sedation assessment, monitoring and rescue airway management
- Describe basic airway anatomy
- Review basic pulmonary physiology and understand the effects of sedation on respiration
- Review basic airway exam
- Identify patients with an abnormal pre-sedation airway evaluation and how this affects sedation risk
- Understand the role of monitoring in respiratory surveillance including observation, auscultation, pulse oximetry and end-tidal CO2 monitoring
- Describe clinical situations in which oxygen, bag-valve-mask ventilation or intubation may be needed, and review various airway-related emergency situations that may occur with sedated patients, including laryngospasm, foreign-body obstruction, emesis and aspiration, and bronchospasm
- Demonstrate understanding of indications for utilization of airway equipment and describe sizing and placement for the following: oxygen, stethoscope, bag-valve-mask, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways, laryngeal mask airway (LMA), endotracheal tube (ETT), bougie, stylet, laryngoscope; glidescope, Yankauer suction
- Review basic techniques of ventilation using simulated experiences
- Review basic techniques of intubation using simulated experiences with LMA, ETT
- Demonstrate confirming tube placement and ventilation using chest rise and EtCO2
- Matthew J. Dennis, D.D.S. Faculty Website
University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Nikolaus Gravenstein, M.D. Faculty Website
University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Continuing Education Units
4 CEUs. Participation.
- Dentist Fee: $795 (Early Bird) / $845 (Regular Fee)
- Snacks included
- 1pm – 5pm
- 12:30pm check-in
- Included FREE in your registration ($159 value): Treatment of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Basic emergency preparedness for the general dentist. (Note: The recommended emergency supplies in this course are different from those required in sedation offices.)
(Preview course description at the link above. Hyperlink to FREE course will be emailed to you after completing live course.)
4 CEUs. Online course.