Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Definition of conscious sedation.
Why dental sedation is used.
2 Medico-legal aspects of dental sedation.
Recommendations currently in place when providing dental sedation.
Medico-legal considerations when providing dental sedation.
3 Role of the dental nurse and equipment.
Role of the dental nurse.
Transmucosal (off-licence) sedation.
Clinical monitoring and equipment used.
4 Patient selection.
The assessment appointment.
5 Types of sedation.
6 Medical emergencies.
Prevention of medical emergencies.
Legal aspects dealing with medical emergencies.
Dealing with medical emergencies.
Common medical emergencies.
Signs and symptoms of medical emergencies.
Choking and aspiration.
Airway control and ventilation.
7 Essential anatomy.
The respiratory system.
The dorsum of the hand and the antecubital fossa.