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  • Session 1: American Heart Association: BLS for Healthcare Providers
    Registration: 8:00 am, Seminar 8:30-11:30 am

    This course will include instruction and practice in adult and pediatric CPR, including the two-person rescuer scenario and the use of the bag mask, handling of foreign object airway obstruction, and use of the automated external defibrillator (AED).
    Workbook will be available for purchase.

    • Become BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Provider certified or re-certified
    Certification: American Heart Association two-year BLS Healthcare Provider card

    SESSION 2: Infection Prevention and Control, CDC & OSHA “Just tell me what I need to do!”
    Registration: 11:30 am, Seminar: 12:00-2:00 pm

     This course uses excerpts taken directly from the 2003 CDC Dental Guidelines, the 2016 CDC Dental Update, and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to clarify the misconceptions and outdated information that many offices are working with in regard to infection control. It will help your office to understand what the CDC and/or OSHA requires you to do and will show you the various options available to meet the requirements.

    •    Gain a better working knowledge of the 2003 CDC Dental Guidelines, 2016 CDC Dental Summary, and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    •    Identify common pathogens encountered in the dental office, and how to break the chain of infection 
    •    Discuss ways to safely and efficiently reprocess dental instruments and manage infectious waste 
    •    Understand dental unit water line testing and treatment 
    •    Be aware of common infection control violations 

    Session 3: Pharmacologic Management of Acute Dental Pain and the Prescription Opioid Epidemic
    Registration: 2:00 pm, Seminar: 2:30-4:30 pm

    Proper implementation of prescription writing skills is a critical aspect of patient care in today's climate of opioid abuse and enhanced prescribing regulations. The attendee will learn about the history of pain management and dentistry's responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic. The basics of choosing proper analgesics are reviewed so that the attendee will understand the standards of care as they pertain to pain management. Attendees will obtain a better understanding of addiction and substance abuse problems and be better prepared to manage and counsel high-risk patients.  This course is being offered to dentists who wish to comply with current BORID continuing education requirements for the prescribing of controlled substances.

      •Review analgesic prescribing guidelines in connection with the effective management of acute dental pain
    •Determine the origin of the prescription opioid epidemic and dentistry’s role in combating substance abuse
    •Understand the risks of substance abuse and addiction associated with opioid analgesics
    •Identify and counsel patients at risk for substance abuse
    •Know how to counsel patients about the side effects, security, addictive nature, and proper storage and disposal of controlled substances
    •Explain the legal and ethical issues of prescribing appropriate quantities of controlled substances
    •Understand opioid antagonists, overdose prevention treatments, and instances in which a patient may be advised on both the use of and ways to access opioid antagonists and overdose prevention treatments
    •Recognize the basic pharmacology and side effects of opioid and non-opioid analgesics   

  • Richard Harold, DMD, JD, an attorney admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and associate clinical professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Kelly Hartman, MEd, certified CPR/AED/first aid instructor, trained BLS instructor
    Steve Marble, national sales and infection control trainer, SciCan
  • MDS Dentist/Auxiliary Member $120

    Non-MDS Member $245

Recommended Audience
  • Dentist
  • 7.0
Financial Disclosure
  • Richard Harold, DMD, JD & Kelly Hartman have no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose. Steve Marble is a paid consultant for the SciCan Company.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.