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DENH 2005 - Pain Management

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces students to techniques needed to assess and treat patients requiring local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. Emergency procedures will be taught for all new procedures introduced. This course meets the certification requirements of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry for local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): DENH 1050 , DENH 1060 , DENH 1080 , and DENH 1085  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Local Anesthesia:
    1. Legal aspects
    2. Anatomy review
    3. Pharmacology review
    4. Chemical properties
    5. Vasoconstrictors
    6. Anesthetic agents
    7. Duration of anesthesia
    8. Physiology - nerve conduction
    9. Armamentarium
    10. Topical anesthetics
    11. Basic injection technique
    12. Client evaluation
    13. Contraindications
    14. Complications
    15. Documentation/ Legal recordkeeping
    16. Treatment planning
  2. Treatment planningNitrous Oxide:
    1. History
    2. Legal Aspects
    3. Anatomy
    4. Physiology
    5. Levels of anesthesia
    6. Equipment
    7. Chemical properties
    8. Patient Selection (indications)
    9. Contraindications
    10. Abuse
    11. Safety
    12. Administration protocols
    13. Documentation / Legal recordkeeping

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. compose pain management strategies.
  2. defend pain management strategies.
  3. evaluate the effects local anesthetics have on the nerves and muscles of the head and neck.
  4. discuss emergency management strategies in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
  5. demonstrate professionalism.
  6. demonstrate competence in the administration of nitrous oxide sedation.
  7. demonstrate competence in the administration of topical and local anesthesia.
  8. document the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in the patient’s legal record accurately.
  9. demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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