Emergency Preparedness and Airway Management PALS and BLS – An Office-based Approach Using Mock Drills

Feb 24-25, 2023

Be advised, the file size for “Study Materials & References” is large.

USF Health CAMLS, Tampa, FL

Cost $995*

Please remember that we are offering 2 different pathways this year — American Heart Association(AHA) for those who are required or prefer to take that course and the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) for those who don’t want to do AHA.  There is an additional cost that you must pay on the AHA website for both PALS (required by the Florida Board of Dentistry to maintain a sedation license) and ACLS (not required to maintain a sedation license, but some people have expressed interest).to do the blended course of online with AHA and hands-on with us.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THOSE WHO WANT THE AHA MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE COURSE BEFORE OUR IN-PERSON COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE HANDS-ON COURSE.  YOU MUST BRING THE CERTIFICATE FROM THE ONLINE COURSE TO PRESENT TO THE INSTRUCTORS AT THE HANDS-ON COURSE.
 
PALS
 
 
ACLS
 
 

Hotel Information:

Attendees will receive a special CAMLS rate when booking through our website: https://camls-us.org/booking-information/partner-hotels/hyatt/

Direct Contact is Arsen Khodosoy: 813.424.3134   

Additionally, here are nearby hotels that are very walkable in downtown Tampa:

 
 

Faculty:  

LINDA JO RICE, MD

Medical Emergency Management Part 1

Dr. Linda Jo Rice received her primary Board Certification in Anesthesiology in 1980 and most recently earned the newly created Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2014. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her anesthesiology residency at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, and her Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She has been a professor at three universities, and is an internationally recognized lecturer in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Rice has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1993, when she was first nominated. She recently completed 25 years as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Prior to joining Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates, Dr. Rice practiced pediatric anesthesiology at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida for 20 years.

HECTOR VILA JR., MD

Medical Emergency Management Part 2

Dr. Hector Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received 12 months of advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994.

Dr. Hector Vila is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. He served as chair of the South Carolina Medical Association Taskforce for Office Surgery Guidelines. He was lead author of the study, “A Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers”. Abstracts of this study received international awards and attracted national media attention. He was quoted in US News and World Report, CNN, Good Morning America, and numerous other media. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety. Dr. Vila has been voted to the Best Doctors in America list every year since 2005.

  1. DENNIS STONE, MD

 

Airway Management Simulations

Dr. Dennis Stone was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1980 and earned his recertification in 1993. He received his medical degree from the University in 1976 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Florida. He served a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Stone has practiced pediatric anesthesiology for over 21 years at The Wolfson Children’s Hospital where he served as Director of the Pediatric Anesthesia Department, Director of Outpatient Surgical Services, Director of Pain Management Services and was a founding member of the Division of Anesthesiology of The Nemours Children’s Clinic.
Since 1998 he has provided I.V. sedation care for children in pediatric dental offices in the NE Florida and SE Georgia areas.

Dr. Stone co-founded Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates (PDAA) with Dr. Vila in 2008.

Course Objectives

This didactic and hands-on educational experience is appropriate for any pediatric dental staff member interested in reinforcing the knowledge and performance skills requisite to providing best practices for the emergency management of the pediatric dental patient. This course will provide instruction and practice in the performance and communication skills necessary among the dental team while interacting with simulation manikins and various case scenarios involving emergency events in the pediatric dental office. Goals and length of course are adjustable to the practice’s needs. The intent is to interact with the office’s existing emergency management system / protocols, equipment and supplies.

Airway Management (4CEUs)

Lecture (2 hours) Through the use of videos, slides, case reviews participants will review the anatomy of the airway and the physiology of adequate ventilations followed by skills lab stations reviewing basic and advanced procedures

Skills

  • BVM, oral and nasal airways, and perilaryngeal airways
  • Basic intubation, difficult intubation, unique airway, unique positioning and variations to the normal will be practiced
  • Pharmacological assisted conscious sedation and paralytics
  • Needle and surgical cricothyrotomies

 

Emergency Management Training (4 CEUs)

Lecture (1.5 hours): Orientation and Review of Medical Emergency Recognition and Intervention in the Dental Office

Demonstration Stations (0.5 hours) includes: 

  • Airway equipment
  • Oxygen tank components
  • Drug dosage and drawing
  • AED training Team communication

Case Scenario Stations (2 hours) includes staff rotation through 4 mock drills involving:

  • Syncope
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Allergic reaction
  • Bronchospasm
  • Emesis
  • Aspiration
  • Laryngospasm
  • Cardiac arrest

This training will incorporate the PALS and BLS curriculum and a PALS written test will be given at the completion of the course.  The credentialing authority for PALS and BLS is the American Safety and Health Institute.

 

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp.

*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before Feb 18, 2023

** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.