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Airway Resistance During Sedation

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Jason R. Flores, BSN-RN, DDS, Airway Resistance During Sedation
Speaker: Jason R. Flores, BSN-RN, DDS
Category: Health and Medical Topics
Format: PDF Released: 1/1/2017
Expiration Date: 1/1/2020
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CE Details

Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 164.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Synopsis:
Sedation is becoming a more common service both offered by dentists and expected by patients. Practitioners who offer sedation often express the desire for more formalized knowledge at the pre-doctoral level. This article introduces two airway resistance concepts, the Bernoulli effect and Poiseuille’s law, to the reader with explanations how their principles work to impede adequate airflow to the lungs. The airway anatomy is defined and divided into upper and lower segments to aid the reader in understanding where the actions of each principle most easily occur. Airway resistance leading to complete obstruction and subsequent apnea is a leading cause of sedation-related emergencies in the dental office. Understanding the dynamics of the Bernoulli effect and Poiseuille’s law will aid the sedation dentist in reacting quicker to airway difficulties.

Description of Speaker:
Jason R. Flores, BSN-RN, DDS, completed undergraduate studies in biology and nursing at Lamar University. He worked as a critical care registered nurse before and during dental school at the UT Dental Branch–Houston, receiving the Anesthesiology Safety Practice and Horace Wells Award for Anesthesiology. He completed dental anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and holds ADBA and NDBA Diplomate and ADSA Fellow status. He serves the University of New Mexico as ASC director of dental anesthesiology and also is an AEGD assistant professor, an adjunct faculty for the College of Nursing, and a member of the New Mexico Anesthesia Committee and the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention and Management Council. Dr. Flores is completing his master’s degree in health administration.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Sedation services are an option that dentists can provide safely and patients expect, especially given the increasing complexity of general dental surgeries.
  • Dentistry is unique compared with other surgical procedures, in that sedation dentists must balance a safe, patent airway with the occlusive nature of dental procedures.
  • The principles of the Bernoulli effect and Poiseuille's law.
  • That upper airway structures are more prone to collapse because of the Bernoulli effect.
  • And that lower airway structures are more prone to effects from Poiseuille's law.

Disclosure:
The author declares that neither he nor any member of his family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media 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.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Licensure:
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Computer Requirements:
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State CE Requirements:
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Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at hogo@dentaltown.com
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.
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