Who is this course for?

Intravenous Sedation for Dentists

This Course is for dentists and medics new to intravenous sedation or those having completed less than 20 independent cases. It is now mandatory for all practitioners new to conscious sedation to undertake an IACSD accredited course followed by a period of mentored cases to gain certification. This course is fully IACSD accredited and covers all your requirements to lead to independent practice for new sedation practitioners. You can now complete all of your required mentored cases at our partnered sedation mentor centre.

What do you get?

Beginner IV sedation

  • Fully IACSD accredited training in IV conscious sedation (and Oral sedation/premedication) by way of online videos, demos, lectures, quizzes and downloads

  • Assistance in Accreditation of your chosen experienced mentor or provision of an experienced sedation diploma mentor

  • 14 hours vCPD for the online training plus a potential 7 hours vCPD per day for the mentoring aspect.

  • Half price access and certification for one dental nurse for every dentist or DCP signing up to the course

  • Full Complement of Resources and recommended textbook included for no additional fees

  • Full support and guidance on logbook completion, competency completion and case studies

  • Accredited Independent IV sedation provider Certification

  • Access to all resources for 12 months and full support throughout

Course curriculum

See the course intro video above and browse the syllabus here

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  • 03

    Physiology 1 - Cardiovascular

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    • Cardiovascular Physiology

    • Cardiovascular Physiology

    • Cardiovascular quiz

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    Physiology 2 - Respiratory

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    • Respiratory Physiology

    • Respiratory Physiology

    • Respiratory quiz

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    Anxiety and Behaviour management

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    • Fear, Anxiety and Behavioural management

    • Fear, anxiety and behavioural management

    • Fear and Anxiety

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    History of Intravenous sedation in dentistry

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    • History of Sedation

    • The History of Intravenous Sedation

    • History of sedation

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    • Pharmacology 1

    • Pharmacology

    • Pharmacology

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    Patient assessment

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    • Patient Assessment

    • Patient Assessment

    • Patient assessment quiz

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    Intravenous sedation intro

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    • Introduction to Intravenous sedation

    • Intro to Intravenous sedation in practice

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    Cannulation and Administration

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    • Cannulation and Administration of Midazolam

    • Cannulation/Administration

    • Cannulation video zoomed in

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    Monitoring and recording

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    Complications and Emergencies

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    • Complications and Emergencies

    • Complications and Emergencies

    • Complications and Emergencies

    • Storage and Disposal of Controlled drugs

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    Medical Emergencies and ILS

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    • Intro to Medical Emergencies

    • Immediate Life Support ILS

    • Medical Emergencies

    • Medical Emergency quiz

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    Medico-legal and Ethics

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    • Medico-legal matters

    • Medico legal/Ethics quiz

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    Incorporating IV sedation into general dental practice

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    • Fees and Recovery

    • What you do next...

    • SSPS practice assessment

    • SSPS submission

    • Directly observed clinical practice sheets

    • Logbook

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    Mentored Clinical training

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    • Supervised Clinical Training

    • Spare Logbook and DOPS sheets

    • Logbook submission

    • DOPS Sheets submission

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    Case studies

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    • Case studies

    • Submit case studies here

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    Additional Resources for Download

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    • All Downloadable resources

    • PDP template and PDP examples

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    A few final thoughts

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    • A few final thoughts

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    • Course Feedback

3 Steps to independent practice

  • Sign up and complete the accredited online didactic learning, online tasks, MCQs and practice assessment (14 hours verifiable CPD), you will receive your sedation pack in the post including your recommended textbook and USB

  • Complete 20 mentored cases either at our partnered sedation centre or at your own clinic.

  • Final Review of Reflective case studies and required competencies/logbook and Accredited Certification!

IV Sedation Course for Beginners

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