Recognize a breathing emergency. Find out how.

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a course that will teach dentists how to recognize and treat patients who might experience a breathing emergency while undergoing minimal or moderate sedation. Dentists interested in refreshing their airway management emergency skills should register for the ADA’s “Managing Sedation Complications, Part 2” course, which will take place Aug. 22 at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago.

The course is available at 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or at 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $1,359 for ADA members and $2,039 for others. This course is sponsored in part by a grant from the ADA Foundation.

The managing sedation complications course emphasizes patient monitoring and airway management, offers hands-on training in the use of airway devices and monitoring techniques, and reviews protocols for drug therapy to manage complications. Participants work in teams to apply these techniques using scientifically advanced human simulation equipment. Participants will earn five continuing education (CE) credits upon completion of the course. Visit www.ADA.org/sedationmgmt  to register.

Registrants for Part 2 must have completed Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers prior to Aug 22, 2013, and “Managing Sedation Complications, Part 1,” by Aug. 15, 2014. For more information about Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, please visit www.heart.org/bls or www.redcross.org/take-a-class. For more information about Managing Sedation Complications, Part 1, visit www.adaceonline.org. Participants will earn four CE credits upon completion of Part 1.

For more information about anesthesia and sedation, please visit MouthHealthy.org.

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