NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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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.

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:

  1. Diagram the trigeminal nerve.
  2. Assemble the armamentarium for local anesthetic injections.
  3. Demonstrate on models each local anesthetic injection technique.
  4. Explain the physiologic process of pain conduction and blockage.
  5. Explain the psychological components of pain.
  6. Select the topical anesthetic, local anesthetic and/or inhalation agent of choice for case study patients.
  7. Determine emergency management procedures appropriate for complications which could arise from local anesthetic injections and inhalation sedation.
  8. Write accurate and complete patient records.
  9. Assemble the armamentarium for nitrous oxide/oxygen administration.
  10. Evaluate the delivery equipment and scavenging systems available for nitrous oxide/oxygen administration.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 hrs/week

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