Emergency Medicine Preparedness
The entire dental team needs to be 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 January 2022 and expires January 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.