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Professional Allied Staff Courses

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 5:00PM


(C) 103A-C


Anesthesia Assistants Skills Lab*

Robert L Coles, DMD
Private Practice
Mauldin, SC

Ramsey N Fanous, DDS
Center for ORS PA
Plano, TX

Jerry L Halpern, DDS
New York, NY

Donald P Lewis, DDS
Private Practice
Euclid, OH

Roni Lockhart, RN
Mauldin, SC

Bradford J Porter, DDS
West Jersey Medical Plaza
Marlton, NJ

Jay Platt, DDS
Private Practice
Schererville, IN

Richard C. Robert, DDS, MS
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of California at San Francisco
South San Francisco, CA

Stanley W Smith, DDS
Department of Denistry
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY


This hands-on anesthesia workshop for oral and maxillofacial surgery assistants will review airway management with various airway adjuncts, use of emergency drugs and mini-code, critical cardiac dysrhythmias and defibrillation, and the use of the peak flow meter and glucometer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize airway obstruction, describe its management and utilize the principal airway adjuncts;
  2. Recognize critical cardiac dysrhythmias and demonstrate appropriate management with medications and defibrillation technique; and
  3. Explain the importance of team management of office emergencies; and
  4. Demonstrate the preparation and administration of emergency drugs and use of diagnostic devices such as the peak flow meter and glucometer.

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