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  • Who can provide IV moderate sedation in Ontario?
    Those who have Authorization from the RCDSO
  • Who can get Authorization to provide IV moderate sedation in Ontario?
    Dentists who qualify to administer deep sedation and general anesthesia (Dentist anesthesiologists and OMFS), or Dentists in good standing with and having a current RCDSO general or speciality licence who also; Have successfully completed a course on IV moderate sedation that full-fills the new standards of practice from Nov 2018 RCDSO Have current ACLs (Advance cardiac life support) certification. Why Not PALS (Pediatric advance life support)? RCDSO standards informs us that IV moderate sedation is not permitted on individuals under age of 12 by sedation providers unless they hold a deep sedation and general anesthesia licence
  • Does this course full-fill the RCDSO Training?
    To full-fill the new standards of practice from Nov 2018 RCDSO required training; Held where adequate facility, patient care and emergency medications are present Clinical training is held in a Type A (DG) Facility (highest level of permit available from the RCDSO) Taught by dental specialist formally trained in anesthesia and sedation Didactic and clinical training done by Ontario certified dental anesthesiologists and OMFS Didactic requirement of 40 hours of lecture and seminar time taught only by dental specialists We exceed the requirement Clinical requirement of providing IV sedation with dental treatment on 20 patients We meet this requirement and insure dentists have a full experience in this active participation: from check-in to discharge Additional Training and certification required in ACLS We provide ACLS training and certification process (with Heart and Stoke Canada) within the course for convenance of participants
  • Why this course?
    This course is catered for Ontario dentists. We have Ontario certified specialists as our instructors. We have emphasis on requirements, certification processes, and sedation techniques that are the standards for the RCDSO. As our instructs are practicing specialists we understand the limitations in time and the busy life practicing dentists face. This course is designed to be the most convenient to participants We include ACLs training within the course time frame (which is one reason this course may be slightly longer than others) We have all aspects of training within the heart of the GTA We provide all patients, equipment and dental assistants. However, if you would like to bring your own dental assistant, it can be arranged. As our staff is dental specialists and auxiliary nurses and respiratory therapists who actually perform dental sedation in Ontario, participants have access to address “real world “questions and discuss real-life clinical situations
  • What does this course look like?
    First 3 days are lecture heavy, with relevant seminar in hotel conference room Next 2 days are ACLS training in a designated training center Next day is lecture with heavy seminar participation in a clinical setting Last 4 days are active IV moderate sedation administration on live patients with interjected case-base seminars and lecture Breakfast and Lunch are included Course-end dinner and lounge social event with instructors
  • What IV moderate sedation am I Taught?
    In keeping with RCDSO standards we train participants on Midazolam IV moderate sedation
  • What Do I need to take this course?
    Active CPR from Heart and Stroke or similar provider Active general or speciality licence with RCDSO in good standings with no limitations
  • What does successful completion of the course look like?
    Active participation in both lecture and seminar Score of 80% on two multiple choice didactic evaluations Score of “meets expectations” on both hands-on evaluations Meet requirements for ACLS certification (provided by heart and stoke)
  • What happens when I compete the course?
    With successful completion of the course, you will not only receive 90 Core 2 CE hours but also receive specific certification of completion from the course director to use in your application.
  • Can I provide IV moderate sedation right away?
    No. You must have authorization from RCDSO to provide IV moderate sedation. You will have to apply for authorization with RCDSO which requires: Completing application form Provide certification of course completion Provide certification of active CPR and ACLS Pay a fee Part of completing application is to designate if you are applying for Visiting or non-visiting permit. Non-visiting means the provider will not bring equipment with them and it will be provided by the facility. You must also designate at which facility IV moderate sedation will be performed. This is because regardless of having a visiting or non-visiting IV moderate sedation authorization permit, the facility where the sedation is to occur must also have a facility permit. This is either a A(P1 or greater) permit or B permit. B permits facility have very limited equipment as a visiting provider brings nearly all drugs and equipment with them. The more common Type A permit is for a facility which houses all the sedation equipment and drugs and this is where a non-visiting authorization permit holder would likely work.
  • Who can provide minimal and oral moderate sedation in Ontario?
    Sedation is a procedure authorized by the RCDSO. You must be registered with and authorized by the RCDSO to administer sedation.
  • Who can get Authorization to provide minimal or oral moderate sedation in Ontario?
    Must have at least current within one year Healthcare BLS and recently completed a course successfully that fulfils the requirements RCDSO’s standards of practice (revised in November, 2018)
  • What does successful completion of the course look like?
    - Actively participate in in both lecture and seminar - Achieve a score of 80% on two multiple-choice didactic evaluations - Achieve a score of “meets expectations” on both hands-on evaluations - Demonstrate understanding in appropriate implication and patient safety
  • Does the course completion authorize a dentist to provide sedation right away?
    No. Dentists must have RCDSO authorization to provide sedation. To do so, dentists must apply to the RCDSO. Requirements include: 1. Completion of the application form 2. Submission of certificate of course completion 3. Proof of active at least BLS/CPR 4. Paying the required fee
  • Is there any additional information dentists need to be aware of?
    Part of the process of completing the application, is to designate if you are applying for visiting or non-visiting permit. Non-visiting permit means the provider will not bring equipment with them and it will be provided by the facility. Dentists must designate at which facility moderate sedation will be performed. This is because regardless of having a visiting or non-visiting moderate sedation authorization permit, the facility where the sedation is to occur must also have a facility permit. This is either a A (OM or greater) permit or B permit. For more information on permits visit the RCDSO website. B permits facility have limited equipment and a visiting provider must bring nearly all drugs and equipment with them. The more common Type A permit, is for a facility which houses all the sedation equipment and drugs and this is where a non-visiting authorization permit holder would likely work.
Dentistry for Future Study Club is an approved study club by the RCDSO
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