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Parenteral Conscious Sedation Course Schedule

We are proud to offer IV sedation dentistry courses to clinicians to help them understand safe and effective methods of administering anesthesia. It is our mission to help clinicians respond rapidly and appropriately to urgencies and emergencies that may arise whenever sedation in any form is administered. We offer a convenient class schedule that teaches a wide array of helpful tips and skills to make your patients feel comfortable and safe in your practice.

Below we list our schedule to inform our students of the different times and teachers. If you are interested in receiving an IV conscious sedation certification, we encourage you to sign up for our intravenous conscious sedation classes. Contact Dr. Joe Portale at (201) 945-5777  or Cell: (201)723-4679 with any questions you may have regarding our training courses and schedule. We are happy to help you feel confident in your decision to learn more about sedation and IV courses.

Presented by ASAASD at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

Monday   (Oct. 19, 2020)

08:00am – 09:00am              

INTRODUCTION & REGISTRATION – Dr. Hillel Ephros & Dr. Joe Portale

09:00am – 11:00am              

PRE-ANESTHESIA EVALUATION – Dr. Richard Szumita

 11:00am – 12:00pm              

ANESTHESIA TREATMENT PLANNING – Dr. Richard Szumita

12:00pm – 01:00pm              

LUNCH  :  Monitoring Equipment Presentation

1:00pm – 2:30pm                  

ORAL SEDATION – Dr. Joe Portale

 2:30pm – 5:00pm                  

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT IN DEEP SEDATION – Dr. Robert DeFalco

Tuesday (October 20, 2020)

08:00am – 09:00am              

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DENTISTS USING SEDATION – Frank Rivera, Director, Risk Management

09:00am – 10:30am              

INTRODUCTION TO IV SEDATION: MONITORING, AGENTS & TECHNIQUES – Dr. Hillel Ephros

10:30am – Noon                   

INHALATION (N20) AND OTHER ROUTES OF SEDATION – Dr. Hillel Ephros

12:00pm – 1:00pm                

LUNCH

1:00pm – 3:00pm 

OPIOIDS: RISKS, BENEFITS AND ISSUES – Dr. Hillel Ephros

      This presentation reviews the use of opioids for sedation and pain management and includes a discussion of contemporary issues related to opioid use, including responsible prescribing practices, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.  The content is consistent with NJ State Board Statute 45:6-10.2a.

3:00pm – 5:00pm                          

PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT: Anesthesia Standards – Dr. Markley

Wednesday (October 21, 2020)

08:00am – 10:00am              

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES – Dr. Hillel Ephros

 10:00am – 11:00 pm             

ANESTHESIA EMERGENCIES / ANESTHESIA M&M – Dr. Hillel Ephros

 11:00am – 12:00pm                    

INTRODUCTION TO EHT EKG / DYSRHTHMIA – Dr. Hillel Ephros

12:00pm – 01:00pm              

LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:30pm                  

PEDIATRIC SEDATION – Dr. Yasmi Crystal

2:30pm – 05:00pm                

PHARMACOLOGY OF SEDATION AGENTS – Dr. Seth Landa

Thursday (October 22, 2020)

07:00am – 08:00am              

VENIPUNCTURE – Dr. Robert DeFalco

8:00am – 9:00am                  

VENIPUNCTURE LAB – Dr. Joe Portale

9:00am – 10:00am                

INTRODUCTION TO OMS CLINIC – Faculty

10:00am – 11:30am              

MANAGEMENT OF THE PEDIATRIC PARIENT – Dr. H. DeSimone

11:30am – 12:00pm              

LUNCH

12:00pm – 2:15pm                

ALTERNATE FORMS OF SEDATION, ACUPUNCTURE & ACUPRESSURE – Dr. Dominic Lu

2:30pm – 3:30pm                  

CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY AND MONITORING – Dr. Pam Upadya

3:30pm – 5:00pm                  

RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & MONTIORING – Dr. Pam Upadya

Friday October 23, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am

POST-OP NAUSEA AND VOMITING – Dr. Hillel Ephros

8:00am – 9:00am               

NON-PHARMACOLOGIC BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION – Dr. R. Korwin

9:00am – Noon                     

Clinical Cases Observation and Discussion

Noon – 1:00pm   –  Make up lecture if needed   TBA                 

LUNCH

1:00pm – 5:00pm                  

SIMULATION LAB – Faculty and Sim Lab Staff                        

WEEKEND: ACLS Saturday and Sunday

Monday (October 26, 2020)                                                                                                            

7 AM                Sedation Cases – Dr. Portale, Monitor

Noon – 1          IV Solutions – Dr. R. Szumita                                                         

1 PM – 3:30PM OR Clinic continued – Dr. Crystal

3:30PM-5 PM  Benzodiazepines – Dr.Hillel Ehpros

Tuesday (October 27, 2020)

7 AM               Sedation Cases – Dr. A. Crystal, Monitor

Noon – 1         Integrating sedation into your dental practice – Dr. J. Gaspari

1 PM                OR Clinic continued

3:30 – 5 PM     Managing  difficult cases with an anesthesiologist – Dr. J. Mendia

Wednesday (October 28, 2020)

7 AM               Sedation Cases – monitor TBA

Noon – 1         Reversal Agents – Dr. M. Blitz

1 PM                OR/clinic continued                                     

4:00 PM           Case reviews /M&M – Dr. H. Ephros, Dr. R. Szumita           

Thursday (October 29, 2020)

7 – 8 AM         Drug interactions – Dr. Michael Erlichman

8 AM               Sedation Cases

Noon – 1         Final examination – program review –Dr. Hillel Ephros

1 PM                Sedation Cases                                      

4 – 5 PM          TBA

6 PM                Dinner/lecture – TBA – Dr. S. Landa/Faculty

Friday (October 30, 2020)

7 AM             How to prepare your office for sedation – Dr. Joe Portale

8 AM             Sedation Cases                              

1 PM              Emergency drugs and an upgraded kit for the sedation practice, new proposed guidelines – Dr. Hillel Ephros

1:30 PM         Wrap up and review – Dr. Joe Portale, Dr. Dominic Lu & Dr. Hillel Ephros

Dismissal by 2 PM is anticipated. For travelers departing from Newark Liberty Airport, please book flights home scheduled to depart no sooner than 5 PM on the final day to allow adequate time for travel to the airport and the required 1.5 – 2 hours for check-in and security.

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