Who is it for?

Refresher training

Our Online Conscious Sedation Update course is updated every 6 months and is for dental teams and individuals already carrying out inhalation or intravenous conscious sedation in practice. This Course is based on a condensed version of the sedation diploma syllabus and so is the most comprehensive of its kind and as such covers 20 hours verifiable CPD! If you do not already undertake sedation practice then please take a look at our course for beginners.

Whats included

Refresher training

  • 20 hours vCPD for Dentists and DCPs completed entirely from home or your surgery

  • 3 day Comprehensive Syllabus based on the National Diploma in Conscious Sedation including IV, RA and Oral sedation along with updates on the latest guidelines and regulations, tasks to complete to update your policies and free templates to update your consent processes etc.... completed entirely online

  • Combination of videos, articles, quizzes and downloads to ensure learning is engaging and memorable. Pause, rewind and rewatch at your leisure

  • Free training and 20 hours vCPD certification for 1 Dental Nurse for each Dentist ......no full or half fees like other venue courses

  • Dental Sedation Courses full complement of resources with over 50 downloadable resources from consent, discharge criteria and escort instructions templates to equipment lists and everything else you could need to update your sedation process

  • Free High Quality Cannulation Practice arm for all Large Team Training Packages! (just add red food colouring!)

Why take this course?

  • 20 hours vCPD

    Current guidelines state you should have 12 hours verifiable CPD for each sedation technique per 5 year cycle; this course will give you 20 hours of this.

  • Update your knowledge

    Our Refresher course is based on a condensed version of the IV and RA sedation aspects of the Conscious Sedation Diploma as well as explaining the latest guidelines and requirements when offering IV and RA sedation to keep you on the right side of the GDC

  • Nurses go free

    For every Dentist that undertakes the Refresher training we will give you free access for one dental nurse and you will both receive certification and the verifiable CPD; On account of the reduced fee per head on the team packages it makes this comprehensive training very cost effective.

Refresher IV and RA sedation training

Find out about our Beginners Course here

IACSD accredited beginner course?

Beginner Course

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction to the course and training requirements

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    • Welcome to Conscious Sedation Refresher Training

    • How to use this course

    • Student Declaration

    • Syllabus, Aims and Learning Outcomes

    • What are the current training pathways?

    • The latest IACSD guidelines - Download and maintain a copy in the practice

    • Latest UK conscious sedation guidelines

    • Latest SDCEP 2017 sedation guidelines

  • 02

    Physiology 1 - Cardiovascular

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    • Cardiovascular Physiology

    • Cardiovascular Physiology

    • Cardiovascular quiz

  • 03

    Physiology 2 - Respiratory

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    • Respiratory Physiology

    • Respiratory Physiology

    • Respiratory quiz

  • 04

    Anxiety and Behaviour management

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    • Fear, anxiety and behavioural management

    • Fear and Anxiety

  • 05

    History of IV Sedation

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    • History of Conscious Sedation

    • A little on the history of IV sedation

    • Summary of Published Sedation Documents/Guidelines

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    • Pharmacology Intro

    • Pharmacology

    • Pharmacology

  • 07

    Patient assessment

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    • Patient Assessment

    • Patient assessment quiz

  • 08

    Intravenous sedation intro

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    • Introduction to Intravenous sedation technique

    • Intro to Iv sedation in practice

  • 09

    Cannulation and Administration

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    • Cannulation and Administration of Midazolam

    • Cannulation/Administration quiz

  • 10

    Monitoring and recording

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    • Monitoring and Recording - IV

    • Monitoring and Recording

    • Taking Blood Pressure

  • 11

    Complications and Emergencies

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    • Complications and Emergencies - IV

    • Complications Quiz

  • 12

    Inhalation Sedation

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    • Inhalation Sedation

    • Inhalation sedation Introduction and Procedure

    • Inhalation sedation quiz 1

    • Inhalation Sedation equipment and scavenging

    • Scavenging - a little more detail

    • Inhalation Sedation quiz 2

    • Inhalation Sedation - Pharmacology

    • Inhalation Sedation quiz 3

    • Inhalation Sedation Machine - Safety Checks

    • Inhalation Sedation Extra Resources

  • 13

    Inhalation sedation 2

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    • Available Flowmeters and Stands

    • Use and Management of Gas Cylinders

    • Use and Management of Gas cylinders

    • Servicing Requirements for Inhalation Sedation Equipment

    • Manuals and User instructions for flowmeters and breathing/scavenging systems

    • Digital and Manual Piped/standalone Checklists

    • Inhalation Sedation Health and Safety

    • Inhalation Sedation Health and Safety

  • 14

    Medical Emergencies

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    • Medical Emergencies

    • Immediate Life Support ILS

    • Medical Emergencies

    • Medical Emergency quiz

  • 15

    Medico-legal and Ethics

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    • Medico-legal matters

    • Medico legal/Ethics quiz

  • 16

    Fee setting - example

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    • Fees and Recovery - Intravenous Sedation

    • Fees and Recovery - Inhalation Sedation

  • 17


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    • Mentoring?

  • 18

    Safe Sedation Practice Scheme

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    • Safe Sedation Practice Scheme

  • 19

    Resources for download

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    • Using the Downloadable Resources

    • All Downloadable resources in one place

    • PDP template and PDP Examples

  • 20


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    • A Final Note

    • Course Feedback