“This CE Course is a Gas!” Ensuring the Safe and Effective Delivery of Nitrous Oxide: Fail Safes

Dr. Mark Donaldson, “This CE Course is a Gas!” Ensuring the Safe and Effective Delivery of Nitrous Oxide: Fail Safes
Speaker: Dr. Mark Donaldson
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Nitrous oxide – oxygen inhalation sedation continues to be the safest modality dentists have in providing in office sedation. While the drug itself is extremely safe, manufacturers continue to develop...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 2/17/2021
  • Expiration Date: 2/17/2024
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Synopsis:
This course is specifically designed to mitigate any concerns dental staff may have when working in offices where nitrous oxide – oxygen inhalational sedation is provided. Perfect for every clinician, hygienist or team member who may be concerned about their chronic environmental exposure to nitrous oxide, or even patients who are fearful of receiving this modality, this program reviews the nitrous oxide delivery system safety features currently in use.

Surveys by the American Dental association and the Academy of General Dentistry demonstrate that the percentage of American dentists employing nitrous oxide – oxygen sedation is about 75 percent. The mechanics of nitrous oxide – oxygen delivery systems are differentiated commonly between two types of systems: either portable or fixed (plumbed in central system). Despite the large inherent margin of safety surrounding nitrous oxide – oxygen administration, at least 12 significant safety features have been developed to ensure the safe delivery of this gas regardless of the type of system employed. While manufacturers’ are initially responsible for making sure that these safety features are intact during production, the ultimate responsibility lies with the practitioner who chooses to utilize this delivery system in their practice. For this reason it is important for oral healthcare providers to be familiar with these safety features and how to maintain their integrity.

This program is comprehensive in its scope and will augment the delivery of key points with case examples to further enhance the learning experience. If the oath that we all took upon graduation was to, “First, do no harm,” then this is a must-take course for all.


Description of Speaker:
Dr. Mark Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently the Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient’s Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana.

Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and affiliate faculty in the School of Dentistry at UBC. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 22 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field.

Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal Healthcare Executive and the Journal of the American Dental Association and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and current Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the state of Montana and is the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred by the Academy of General Dentistry upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the medical, dental and pharmacy literature. This year, Dr. Donaldson was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) in Ottawa with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award for 2019.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to Canadian dentistry and/or to the profession as a whole.


Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Discuss the twelve specific safety features inherent to all nitrous oxide – oxygen delivery systems
  • Understand why the safest action is to simply remove the mask from the patient when a system failure is suspected
  • Learn how to keep your office safe with a strategy for daily inspection and testing of your nitrous oxide – oxygen delivery system
  • Recognize the different types of system failures that have occurred over the years and the solutions which have been implemented to avoid future concerns
  • Recognize the different types of system failures that have occurred over the years and the solutions which have been implemented to avoid future concerns
  • Appreciate the overall safety of nitrous oxide – oxygen inhalational sedation and how to counsel and advise staff on mitigating and recognizing any potential system failures

Disclosure:
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: School of Dentistry at the OHSU, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, University of Montana.

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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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