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Course Description

This two-day hands-on course offers both didactic and clinical hands-on instructions in all aspects of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation in general practice.

Participant must take the medical emergencies (lecture & hands-on) course as a prerequisite to this course and must hold a current Heart and Stroke BLS certification for health care professionals.

This course will fullfil the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia guidelines for the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen conscious sedation in dentistry.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Hands-on administration of nitrous oxide using various techniques and equipment
  • Clinical pharmacology, including nitrous oxide and oxygen, patient assessment, and risk management Anatomy and physiology of repiration Indications and contraindications
  • Nitrous oxide equipment Various techniques for nitrous oxide sedation
  • Nitrious oxide contamination and scavenging
  • Monitoring - keeping patients saft, emergency kit, tips and tricks, drug interactions

Notes

Instructors
Dr. Chris Lee, DDS, MSc, GPR

Dr. Chris Lee completed an MSc in pharmacology at the University of Ottawa before attending dental school at Dalhousie University. He completed a general practice residency program at Vancouver General Hospital and he practised in Ottawa before returning to Nova Scotia to design and implement a GPR program at the Faculty of Dentistry and run the emergency dental clinic. He is a consultant to the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.

Prerequisites

Participant must take the medical emergencies (lecture & hands-on) course as a prerequisite to this course and must hold a current Heart and Stroke BLS certification for health care professionals.
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