2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 401 - Pain Control Methods

Credits: 2
Administration of local anesthetics and Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Analgesia pain control methods, prevention, and management of related medical emergencies.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Assess patients’ need and limitations for pain control
  2. Evaluate patient health information for risk factors to determine type of anesthetic and safe parameters for administering pain control methods.
  3. Calculate the concentrations, amounts, and maximum recommended dosages of anesthetic solutions.
  4. Evaluate possible interactions of local anesthesia with medications.
  5. Appraise potential medical emergencies to determine appropriate actions.
  6. Differentiate the indications and contraindication for inhalation analgesia.
  7. Evaluate each stage of sedation in the administration of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia.
  8. Justify the use of a scavenging system in operation of Nitrous Oxide equipment.
  9. Perform the range of pain control methods that are required within the dental hygienist scope of practice.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.S. Dental Hygiene program

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