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Sedation Coaching for Dentists

Already doing sedation?

Are you an experienced sedation provider?

How do we improve our sedation practice in the face of such complexity?

How do professionals and experts get better at what they do?

How do they get great?

Somewhere along the way, we stop improving. There is teaching in a classroom, there are checklists and there is coaching. Coaching offers another level of awareness. Sedation Coaching helps you build on your strengths and exposes your weaknesses. Just by having an outside voice offer suggestions and critiques brings our practice to a new level of awareness. Coaching helps you execute on the fundamentals and brings you back to the basics which often get forgotten when our practice evolves. See your sedation team transform with effective communication and process improvement techniques.

For more information visit www.SedationConsulting.com

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Oral Conscious Sedation Going Away?

Oral Conscious Sedation Going Away?
It would appear so!
According to the recent ADA News the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL) is seeking comments on proposed changes to two sets of their guidelines, "ADA Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists" and "Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students". 
The proposed changes can be read by clicking here.

For information on training that meets the requirements in new guidelines visit.


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Underserved patients have benefited from $1,112,469.00 worth of dentistry at no cost to them over the last year. This dental work was performed on patient populations who might not otherwise receive or been able to afford these services.

The patient participants in these programs are typically phobic patients who have avoided dental work for many years not only because they can't afford treatment; they are also very fearful. Dental work included cleanings, extractions, fillings and endodontic dentistry treatments as part of an I.V. or Parenteral Sedation Training Program hosted by Conscious Sedation Consulting in association with dental clinics nationally. 

Sedation for this patient population is an excellent solution. Randy Pigg, BSN, chief executive officer at Sedation Consulting, says, "The patients just don't want to see, feel or remember anything, in the hands of doctors with appropriate training, I.V. sedation can provide this safely for many patients."

The programs are part of the clinical component of a comprehensive post doctorate continuing education program for dentists to obtain parenteral sedation permits in their perspective states. Presented throughout the U.S., each doctor participant administers intravenous sedation to at least 20 patients while supervised by an anesthesia provider. Patients are volunteers that have agreed to have their dental work done while sedated.

Mr. Pigg who has participated in several medical missions oversees stated, "The company was started to provide quality anesthesia training for dentists and staff in response to the many adverse events being reported in dental and oral surgeons offices nationally as related to sedation. We have trained many doctors nationally with practices and techniques used in medicine to increase patient safety and to provide these doctors with the skill sets to handle medical emergencies and manage the airway. So when the opportunity presented itself to provide quality education to these dentists and be able to provide needed dental treatments to underserved communities here at home, we jumped at the chance. It has been inspirational to see these doctors learn these skills and apply their talents to make such a large contribution to the lives of others and they are the ones that deserve all the credit."

The company which is comprised of medical and dental anesthesia providers stated that it looks forward to expanding these offerings to additional communities throughout the country and that volunteers who would be interested in participating can contact the company at the number below or email at info(at)sedationconsulting(dot)com.

About Conscious Sedation Consulting: The nation's leading provider of continuing education and training on the administration of procedural sedation, medical emergency and airway management to medicine and dentistry. For more information please visit http://www.SedationConsulting.com or contact the company by phone 888-581-4448.

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Free Dental Sedation CE Online

Conscious Sedation Consulting has announced the launch of a comprehensive online dental sedation course.

This online continuing education course is for the non-anesthesiologists and non-anesthetist dental providers who are involved in or are considering the administration of sedation or the monitoring and or recovery of sedated patients.

The company is offering a free online 1 hour sedation module entitled "A Culture of Safety" for anyone who wishes to participate. Seven other modules are available for subscribers. A subscription allows access to the database for a period of 2 years. This course is comprised of lectures, video and power point combinations and examinations. It allows users to participate in the online learning experience from anywhere at any time and at their own pace. Course has been developed and is presented by John Hexem MD PhD a board certified anesthesiologists with over 25 years of clinical experience.

The course is a total of more than 9 hours of continuing education, each module is about 1 hour in length and after each module has been viewed, a 10 question examination will be available, at the completion of all modules and examinations, participants will be able to print a verification form, stating they have received 9 hours of CE on the administration of sedation.

Course topics include; A Culture of Safety, Assessment, Sedation, Pain & Phobia, Monitoring & Management, Adverse Events, Pharmacology, Recovery & Discharge.
Courses will also be available for institutional licensing as a mechanism to credential staff on sedation administration.

Courses are available on the company's website at www.SedationConsulting.com

Conscious Sedation Consulting LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

For more information on this or other services this company provides, inquires can be directed to:

Conscious Sedation Consulting
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63304

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This workshop will provide participants with American Heart Association ACLS® Certification and provide a full day of emergency airway management techniques. Course consists of didactic lectures, intensive imaging, discussion and hands -on workshop with the world's most realistic airway mannequins and patient simulators.

Audience: This course is appropriate for physicians, dentists, nurses and all allied health and dental professionals who are involved in the administration of sedation & analgesia.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program , participants should be able to:

1. Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome;

2. Manage cardiac or respiratory arrest until return of spontaneous circulation and respiration, termination of resuscitation or transfer of care;

3. Recognize other life threatening clinical situations and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death;

4. Describe & demonstrate a variety of techniques for maintaining oxygenation;

5. Recognition and anticipation of difficult airways

Devices: Mask ventilation, LMA and King LT rescue Ventilation, AirTraq Opitical Laryngoscope

Direct Laryngoscopy, Malleable Stylets, and Bougies (tube introducers)

Faculty:American Heart Association® Certified ACLS Instructors & Richard Levitan, MD

About: Dr. Levitan has published approximately 30 peer-reviewed articles on emergency airway management and is the author of 2 textbooks. He serves on the Editorial Board of Annals of Emergency Medicine, and is a reviewer for numerous emergency medicine and anesthesia journals. He has been a design consultant and investigator for many airway device manufacturers. He has given approximately 350 lectures on airway management worldwide, and for almost ten years has run a monthly hands-on cadaver-based airway workshop. He is currently an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Date:October 9 & 10, 2010 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Breakfast & lunch provided.

Location: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport 9100 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77017

Fees: $995.00 Physicians & Dentists $ 475.00 Nurses & Auxiliary staff

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required.

Registration can be completed online by clicking here

Or by phone at 888-581-4448 x 2

For more information on this course or other services we offer please visit www.SedationConsulting.com

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