Basic Airway Management Course for Dentists: Required Course for Conscious Sedation Permit Holder

Florida Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-14.004 Continuing Education Requirement.

(1) All dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in airway management and four (4) hours of continuing education in medical emergencies, every four (4) years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course. The four (4) hours in airway management must include two hours didactic training in providing dentistry on sedated patients with compromised airways and two hours must include hands-on training in airway management of sedated patients. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection will take effect on March 1, 2014. The continuing education required by this subsection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.

(2) During the licensure biennial renewal period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ever licensure biennial renewal period thereafter, all dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level shall take the following continuing education instead of the continuing education required in subsection (1): A four (4) hour board approved continuing education course in Medical Emergencies that shall include airway management as a component of the course.

Rulemaking Authority 466.004(4), 466.017(3) FS. Law Implemented 466.017(3) FS. History–New 1-31-80, Amended 2-13-86, Formerly 21G-14.04, Amended 12-31-86, 12-28-92, Formerly 21G-14.004, Amended 12-20-93, Formerly 61F5-14.004, Amended 8-8-96, Formerly 59Q-14.004, Amended 11-4-03, 6-23-04, 5-24-05, 8-19-13, 11-13-17, 3-10-20.

This course fulfills those requirements.

Course Description

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. Participants will complete a post-course evaluation of their airway skills.

Course Goals

  • 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)
  • Learn the value of team preparation in emergency response

Course Objectives

  • 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
  • Teamwork in emergency response

“I think the word ‘basic’ is misleading. It had so much important information beyond basic. It was superb!!” – R. Caton, FL


Faculty

  • Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD (Faculty Website)
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Periodontics

“Neither my immediate family nor I have any financial interests that would create a conflict of interest or restrict my independent judgment with regard to the content of this course.”

  • John Hardeman, MD, DDS (Faculty Website)
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

“Neither my immediate family nor I have any financial interests that would create a conflict of interest or restrict my independent judgment with regard to the content of this course.”

Location

The University of Florida
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

Harrell Medical Education Building

Harrell Medical Building

Bonus

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.

Continuing Education Units

8 Contact Hours (4 contact hours online, 4 contact hours participation)
AGD# 142

Course Limit

20 Participants

Registration

  • Dentist Fee: $849 (Early Bird) / $899 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 1-5PM
  • Check-in: 12:30PM
  • Cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019
Dates Location Course # AGD
September 24, 2021 Gainesville, FL 220004.01 142 Session Full- Email us to be added to the waitlist!
February 4, 2022 Gainesville, FL 220004.02 142

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