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Principles of Intravenous Sedation course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session covers the basic principles of intravenous sedation (IVS) and current guidelines relating to the provision of IVS in the UK.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • list the principles of IVS
  • state the training requirements for providing IVS
  • use current guidelines relating to conscious sedation provision
  • list the indications and contraindications for IVS and the advantages and disadvantages
  • describe patient preparation for intravenous sedation

Conscious sedation is defined as:

"A technique in which the use of a drug or drugs produces a state of depression of the central nervous system enabling treatment to be carried out, but during which verbal contact with the patient is maintained throughout the period of sedation. The drugs and techniques used to provide conscious sedation for dental treatment should carry a margin of safety wide enough to render loss of consciousness unlikely."

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • completed the eDen session Anxiety and pain control in dentistry/Intravenous sedation/Pharmacology of intravenous sedation agents
  • knowledge of basic respiratory physiology
  • knowledge of basic cardiovascular physiology
  • knowledge of assessing patients for conscious sedation
Instructors / Speakers
John Lyne,
General Dental Practitioner

Dr. Lyne BDS DDS MFGDP Dip Sed is a general dental practitioner in primary care and an honorary clinical lecturer in Dental Sedation at Newcastle Dental Hospital. Currently lecturing and researching, John has both clinical and academic qualifications in the field of dental sedation.

Principles of Intravenous Sedation course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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