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Pediatric Sedation Outside of The Operating Room 1st Virtual Conference: On-Demand Lectures and Live Symposium: November 14-15, 2020

Course Description

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this 15th annual conference will now be offered online! This online course will feature on-demand lectures that can be watched at your own leisure on relevant topics, including special COVID-19 directed lectures, given by world-renowned international and national sedation educators.

Enrollment includes complimentary access to the November 14th LIVE Interactive Symposium: Thrive Not Survive: How Pediatric Dentists From Around the World are Handling COVID-19 AND November 15th Challenging Sedation Cases: Ask the International Experts. This includes an international panel with live Q&A and lectures.

This course is intended to improve learner competence and performance by reviewing not only the basics of sedation but also updating the registrant to current, evolving and state-of-the art practice (i.e. knowledge). Being prepared for rare and unanticipated emergencies as well as for the more common adverse events, the learner will be able to be better equipped to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this conference is to increase the participant’s breadth of knowledge of pediatric sedation along with elaborate on ways to improve and track patient outcomes. Featuring international perspectives from recognized leaders and faculty from different specialties, all leaders in the field of sedation.

Course Objectives

  1. Recall and apply current recommendations regarding minimal, moderate and deep sedation. 
  2. Evaluate the pharmacology and clinical application of commonly utilized sedatives and weigh the advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and adverse events associated with each option.
  3. Apply sedation concepts learned to evaluate complex and challenging sedation scenarios and formulate a plan.
  4. Provide a comprehensive review of the patient pre-sedation assessment necessary to identify appropriate candidates for procedural sedation.
  5. Implement recommended physiologic monitoring, including capnography, used to continuously assess patient status and to identify acute changes.
  6. Assess post-sedation readiness for discharge by applying standardized discharge criteria.
  7. Objectively consider sedative options based on patient condition, length and depth of targeted sedation and procedure to be performed.
  8. Employ non-pharmacologic techniques and strategies to minimize sedatives administered and improve the patient experience.
  9. Anticipate and prepare for sedation-related adverse events and perform rescue.
  10. Analyze recent changes in guidelines, regulations, policies and future developments in sedation systems and their impact on patient care.
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