Emergency Medicine for Moderate Sedation Providers
Clinicians and dental office staff should be prepared and equipped to identify and manage perioperative emergencies during moderate sedation.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain patient risk and various perioperative emergencies that may arise from use of moderate sedation in dental therapy.
- List steps dental teams can take to prepare for, and avoid, medical emergencies during moderate sedation.
- Discuss specific responses that may be warranted in an emergent situation arising from moderate sedation during dental care.
This course was issued in November 2021 and expires November 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.