DHYG 3770 - Pain Management
This course provides clinical experience with local anesthesia and inhalation sedation techniques. It includes the detection of anatomic landmarks in the mouth pertaining to specific injection sites, preparation of the armamentarium, maintenance of asepsis, simulated and real injection of anesthetic agents at predetermined sites and administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen.
Instructional Method Lecture
Admission to the Dental Hygiene program required.
DHYG 3775 Pain Management Lab
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DHYG 3770 Pain Management, the student will:
- Demonstrate complete understanding of the head and neck structures involved in the delivery of local anesthetic to include bones, muscles, nerves, and vascular supply.
- Apply Oraqix in a safe and effective manner to appropriate patients.
- Explain the components and assemble the armamentarium for local anesthetic injections.
- Explain the basic injection techniques common to all intraoral local anesthetic injections.
- Demonstrate safe and effective techniques for all intraoral local anesthetic injections.
- Explain the physiologic process of pain conduction and blockage.
- Explain the psychological components of pain.
- Select the most appropriate topical anesthetic, local anesthetic and/or inhalation agent based on patient assessment.
- Determine emergency management procedures appropriate for complications which could arise from local anesthetic injections and inhalation sedation.
- Write accurate and complete patient records.
- Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation safely and effectively after patient assessment.
Dental Hygiene AAS
PO#1 Apply a professional code of ethics in all endeavors, assuming responsibility for professional actions.
PO#2 Promote positive values of overall health and wellness, in a culturally competent manner, to individuals, the public, and organizations within and outside the profession.
PO#4 Provide individualized care utilizing the dental hygiene process of care model (assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation) that includes the educational, preventive, and therapeutic services necessary to achieve and maintain oral health.
PO#5 Accept responsibility for continuous professional growth through self-assessment, pursuit of life-long learning, and service activities.
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