Jason W. Brady, D.M.D.
Attending Dentist Anesthesiologist, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
The ability to manage emergencies safely and effectively is a crucial part of safe anesthesia. Maintaining a supply of the proper emergency drugs is only part of emergency preparedness; providers also need to know when and how to use each drug. Anesthesia providers should frequently practice emergency management, including the proper drugs to use in each emergency situation. Emergency drugs should be organized in an easily accessible and uniform manner, and visual aids should assist in dosage and administration.
Emergency manuals should be utilized in all offices that utilize general anesthesia. Optimal care during critical events can be achieved utilizing emergency manuals. Memory diminishes under stress and sometimes vital steps are missed or performed incorrectly. The high-risk, low-tolerance conditions of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) require that emergency manuals be used as part of crisis resource management and teamwork principles. No professional gets the hours of practice in every emergency scenario that it would take to manage them well using memory and intuition alone.
Understanding the unique needs of each crisis event is paramount to having successful resuscitation. Emergency manuals can help extract the knowledge necessary for successful resuscitation when distractions and stress reduce memory. Training is necessary for achieving widespread effective use; emergency manuals should be treated like a tool that requires practice to utilize effectively. The provider must have a broad understanding and have the skills necessary to utilize a tool at its highest potential. The effectiveness of emergency manuals increases significantly when providers have familiarity with the format, as well as an understanding of why and how each step is being performed.
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn about medication errors, adverse events and crisis management for in-office sedation and anesthesia. Participants will also receive:
- A review of common emergency situations during anesthesia
- An overview of commonly used emergency drugs
- Instruction on how and when to use each drug
MCEU - 3 HOURS
SDDS Members/Staff: $50
SDDS Residents: FREE
ADA Members/Staff: $60
Non-ADA Members/Staff: $95
Second District Dental Society is a recognized sponsor by the N.Y.S. Education Department, ADA CERP and the AGD.
Unless otherwise stated, all featured speakers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organizations that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning the continuing education activities stated herein.