Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

Overview

Sedation is a procedure that makes use of sedative medications to produce a relaxed experience for the patient. The central nervous system (CNS) is affected through the use of drugs, including tranquilizers and anxiolytics, that can be administered to the patient in several ways. Sedation dentistry has several benefits, both for dentists and patients.

For patients, it can mean freedom from anxiety or fear during dental procedures. In cases where a patient has not been able to ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $32.17   
  • New (8) from $32.17   
  • Used (1) from $37.22   

Overview

Sedation is a procedure that makes use of sedative medications to produce a relaxed experience for the patient. The central nervous system (CNS) is affected through the use of drugs, including tranquilizers and anxiolytics, that can be administered to the patient in several ways. Sedation dentistry has several benefits, both for dentists and patients.

For patients, it can mean freedom from anxiety or fear during dental procedures. In cases where a patient has not been able to undergo dental treatment for many years because of this fear, sedation dentistry allows him to have several years' worth of dental treatment in just a few sessions.

For dentists, sedation dentistry facilitates the easy performance of dental procedures. Patients are likely to be more cooperative under the relaxing effects of sedation. Treatments can also be quicker, because a number of procedures can be performed in a single session. Dental nurses play a vital role in assisting the dentist in the routine sedation of patients. In acknowledgement of this, the NEBDN run a post-qualification certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing that provides the dental nurse with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their role safely and competently.

The ‘Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing' is a must have book for all dental nurses seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this core area of clinical practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters reflect the Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing syllabus with chapters on such key topics as legal aspects, anatomy, equipment, patient assessment, types of sedation, medical emergencies and resuscitation.

  • Illustrated in full colour throughout
  • Handy format for easy reference and portability
  • Evidence-based
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444334708
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Basic Guide Dentistry Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

How to use this book.

Acknowledgements.

1 Introduction.

Definition of conscious sedation.

Why dental sedation is used.

Bibliography.

2 Medico-legal aspects of dental sedation.

Introduction.

Recommendations currently in place when providing dental sedation.

Medico-legal considerations when providing dental sedation.

Bibliography.

3 Role of the dental nurse and equipment.

Introduction.

Role of the dental nurse.

Intravenous sedation.

Inhalation sedation.

Oral sedation.

Transmucosal (off-licence) sedation.

Note.

Clinical monitoring and equipment used.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

4 Patient selection.

Introduction.

The assessment appointment.

Medical history.

Physical examination.

Dental history.

Social history.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

5 Types of sedation.

Introduction.

Intravenous sedation.

Inhalation sedation.

Oral sedation.

Bibliography.

6 Medical emergencies.

Introduction.

Prevention of medical emergencies.

Legal aspects dealing with medical emergencies.

Dealing with medical emergencies.

Common medical emergencies.

Signs and symptoms of medical emergencies.

Medical emergencies.

Cardiac emergencies.

Choking and aspiration.

Epilepsy.

Hypoglycaemia.

Fainting/syncope.

Note.

Airway control and ventilation.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

7 Essential anatomy.

Introduction.

The blood.

The heart.

The respiratory system.

The dorsum of the hand and the antecubital fossa.

Bibliography.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)