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Local Anesthesia Administrator for Dental Hygienists

Course No: NUR 8240
Price: $995.00
Length: 60 hrs

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General Description:

Enrollment period for Fall 2013

August 1 – Sept 1 (Early Bird)

Sept 2 – October 15

Last day to Register is Oct 15th

NO refunds after 3 business days from your registration

Attendance is mandatory for all clinical dates

Clinical dates are:

Nov 8th 1pm-5pm

Nov 9th 8am-5pm

Nov 15th 1pm-5pm

Nov 16th 8am-5pm

Important Dates:
8/1 - 11/16 Local Anesthesia Course activity dates

10/15 Last day to register (allows 3 weeks for completion of online component and 6 observation hours)
11/7 : Completion of online component and all documents uploaded to this site prior to attending the Clinical Component of this course

This course is for Florida Licensed Dental Hygienists and meets the requirements outlined by Florida Statute 46.017 for Local Anesthesia Administration by dental hygienists. The coursework contains 60 contact hours-30 lecture hours and 30 clinical hours. All 30 hours of the lecture component is taught online. Twenty- four (24) of the clinical hours will be conducted onsite at Hillsborough Community College Dental Clinic. The other six (6) hours will be through direct observations of 12 patients receiving local anesthesia from a Florida Licensed Dentist.

This course acquaints the dental hygienist with the academic and practical aspects of local anesthetics in dental patients. It provides the student with the required training and information to safely and effectively relieve pain and reduce anxiety in the dental patient. It requires that the student apply knowledge from pharmacology, biochemistry, physiology and anatomy. The student should also realize the competency and ultimate proficiency, in the administration of local anesthesia requires repeated administration and self

Prerequisites: Current Florida Dental Hygiene license Current CPR/BLS certification Current professional liability insurance coverage, 6 hours of local anesthesia observation (12 patients)

REQUIREMENTS: Textbook required
*Link to the textbook will be posted here soon
*Textbook requires a CD

Learning Objectives:
Program Goals: To assist the dental hygienist to become knowledgeable: • In the use and administration of local anesthetics • In the pharmacology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and anatomy related to the administration of local anesthetics • And competent in the physical and psychological evaluation of the patient prior to receiving local anesthetic or dental treatment • In the side effects, complications and the management of those problems associated with local anesthetics

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