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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)723-4679with 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   (updated Feb. 17, 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

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                  

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES – Dr. Hillel Ephros

3:00pm – 5:00pm                  

PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT: Anesthesia Standards – Dr. J. Markley

Wednesday

08:00am – 9:00am              

BALANCED ANESTHESIA TECHNIQUE – Dr. Hillel Ephros

 9:00am – 11:00 pm             

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

 11:00am – 12:30pm                    

MANAGEMENT OF THE PEDIATRIC PARIENT – Dr. H. DeSimone

12:30pm – 01:00pm              

LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:30pm                  

PEDIATRIC SEDATION – Dr. Yasmi Crystal

2:30pm – 05:00pm                

PHARMACOLOGY OF SEDATION AGENTS – Dr. Seth Landa

Thursday

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              

INTRODUCTION TO THE EKG / DYSRHYTHMIA  RECOGNITION – Dr. Hillel Ephros

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

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                    

LUNCH

1:00pm – 5:00pm                  

SIMULATION LAB – Faculty and Sim Lab Staff                        

WEEKEND: ACLS Saturday and Sunday

Monday                                                                                                            

7 AM                Sedation Cases – Dr. Portale, Monitor

Noon – 1          IV Solutions – Dr. R. Szumita                                                         

1 PM                OR Clinic continued

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

Tuesday

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

7 AM               OR group reports – monitor TBA

8 AM               OS Clinic group reports

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

7 – 8 AM         Drug interactions – Dr. Michael Erlichman

8 AM               Clinic and OR

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

1 PM                OR clinic continued                                     

4 – 5 PM          TBA

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

Friday

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

8 AM             OR/endoscopy/OS clinic                             

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. Hillel Ephros & Dr. Dominic Lu

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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