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Special Interest Sessions

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
1:00pm — 4:00pm

Hands-On Simulated Anesthesia Emergencies

Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Mercy
Pittsburgh, PA

James C Phero, DMD
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Morton Rosenberg, DMD
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Head, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA

Steven R Schimmele, DDS
Private Practice
Fort Wayne, IN


The Committee on Anesthesia continually evaluates the quality of the educational experience in the management of simulated emergencies. Consequently, this year will consist of a 3-hour program which includes an airway station with demonstration of various advanced airway devices with hands-on experience, and 2 simulation stations where the participants will execute management of simulated emergencies in real time. A debriefing to discuss the efficacy of the interventions will follow each scenario. OMS members are strongly encouraged to register with their allied staff in order to more closely replicate the office environment and team roles. In order to make best use of the available time, participants will be provided with a pre-course tutorial on the capabilities of the mannikin, and the drugs and equipment available.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide effective management of a compromised airway.
  2. Implement periodic simulation training for medical/anesthesia emergencies with the office anesthesia team

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