Moderate Sedation Course Description

Course description provided by Dr Lee

Our courses are designed to be customized depending on your specific needs and desires. They are individualized with never more than a two to one participant to faculty ratio. You will spend each day in the operating rooms with Dr. Reed, myself and one or two residents in dental anesthesiology rotating from the NYU DA residency program. All of our patients will be undergoing general anesthesia for dental procedures. You will absolutely be managing the airways of “LIVE” patients in a hands on approach. You will provide bag-valve-mask ventilation on at least 5 patients every day, including the triple airway maneuver, the placement of oral pharyngeal airways, nasal pharyngeal airways and LMAs on “LIVE” patients. We will also spend time discussing monitoring, pharmacology,physical evaluation as it becomes appropriate in each case. Additionally, we can also discuss the use of other agents to your IV sedation technique should we deem that appropriate.

If you are a MODERATE SEDATION PROVIDER, these drugs will be limited to those that fall within the ADA guidelines for moderate sedation. We WILL NOT teach you deep sedation.

We will, however, teach you and your staff to identify the signs of oversedation, respiratory depression and apnea and teach you how to “rescue” your patients until they return to moderate sedation.

In ALL courses, we discuss anesthetic emergencies with you and there will probably be some instances during your time with us that we will have to treat conditions such as bradycardia, tachycardia, hypotension and hypertension. Maybe even a laryngospasm or two.

We can also discuss and provide hands on training in different techniques of local anesthesia, such as v2 blocks. You can administer these injections on LIVE patients during the course.

We highly recommend that you bring your assistants that are involved in your sedation cases. They will learn a lot of good information and as a team, you will be better qualified to rescue your patients should they have a compromised airway.

If you are looking only for airway experience, a three day course is appropriate for moderate sedation providers. if you desire to incorporate new drugs into your regimen such as fentanyl, hydromorphone,meperidine, sufenta or alfenta, that requires the five day course. On the fifth day, we will have patients that will be treatment planned for moderate sedation where you will have the opportunity to utilize these agents. This allows you to be more familiar with these agents and help transition their use in your sedation protocol.

We offer 8 hours of CE credits per day.

Please contact our office in Tarzana, California to schedule your time with us. Please speak with Liz or Lisa. 818-344-4210