Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Administration

 
 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Is the course approved? Yes, the course is approved by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.  You will receive 5 hours of continuing education credit for taking this course.

Who is eligible?  Applicants must be a registered dental assistant in the State of Tennessee.

How is the course organized? The course has a didactic, or classroom,  portion and a "hands on" portion.  The didactic portion will be provided online.  After you register and pay for the course, you will be able to "sign in" and begin taking the online portion.  

What is included in the "hands on" portion? During the "hands on" portion, the didactic material will be reviewed, a final examination will be administered, and necessary documentation for certification will be collected.

Where is the "hands on" portion of the class held?
 The "hands on" portion is held at various locations in the State.  Once you complete the online portion, you contact the instructor at one of the locations to arrange a convenient time to meet.

Can I see the course before I start? 
Sure.  Go to "see a sample" above.  You can see how the course is organized and how easy it is to use.

Who are the instructors?  The principle clinical instructor for the didactic portion is Dr. William Johnson, a dental educator with 19 years of teaching experience.   The "hands on" portion will be conducted by trained Dentedonline personnel.

How much does the course cost?  $125 

Can I pay online?  Yes, you can pay with your credit card when you register, or within 14 days of registering by going to "pay online" at the top of this page.

When do I have to Pay?  Please pay within 14 days after registering so we can hold your place in the class.  Sorry, if payment is not received, we will have to offer the course to someone else.

What is your refund policy?  You will receive a full refund (minus a $25 processing fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before the date of the "hands on" portion of the course.  If you cancel less than 14 days, you will receive a 50% refund.

How do I register for the course?  Simply go to "register" at the top of this page.

Do I have to contact the Board of Dentistry afterwards?  Yes, but we will provide you the necessary forms.  There is a $15 registration fee which is not covered in the cost of the course.  

What will I learn?  After completing this course, you will be able to;

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Adhere to Tennessee laws that pertain to nitrous oxide administration and monitoring,

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 Compare the physiological to the psychological aspects of pain,

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 Describe the organization and function of the respiratory system,

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 Describe the condition of a patient in each of the four stages of anesthesia,

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 Recognize the signs and symptoms of light, moderate, and deep analgesia,

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 Evaluate the settings on the equipment used to administer nitrous oxide,

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 Discuss the physical and chemical properties of nitrous oxide,

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 List the possible side effects of nitrous oxide analgesia,

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Recognize signs that a patient is experiencing an adverse reaction to nitrous oxide,

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 Describe the procedure of induction and termination of nitrous oxide analgesia,

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 Identify risks and potential hazards of long term exposure to nitrous oxide,

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 Outline methods of reducing unnecessary exposure to nitrous oxide by dental staff,

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 List the indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide analgesia.