Protocol for Procedural Sedation - from Soup to Nuts (REPEAT):

Procedural sedation is an advanced behavior guidance technique used in children often due to inability to cooperate or scope of treatment. Compared to non-pharmacologic treatment, there is an increased risk for morbidity and mortality. The use of a risk-based standardized protocol can help minimize the morbidity and mortality associated with sedation. This seminar series will present a comprehensive approach to a risk-based procedural sedation protocol from treatment planning to sedative pharmacokinetics, to intra-operative monitoring and principles of rescue.

1hr - Pharmacology of sedatives and the growing child
2hr - Treatment planning the Pediatric Airway during Procedural Sedation
2hr - Fundamentals of and Troubleshooting Physiologic Monitoring in Procedural Sedation
1hr -In the eye of the storm; Sedation-related Emergencies in the Pediatric population

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the unique features that make the pediatric airway challenging to sedate
• Be able to recognize physiological and visual cues of respiratory distress
• List basic core principles of airway rescue and supportive ventilation

  • Course Code: S17
  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana H
  • CE Credit: 3
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Sarat Thikkurissy

Sarat Thikkurissy, DDS

Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy is professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He obtained his DDS fr New York University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry as well as a master's degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He also completed the program in advanced education in general dentistry at Wright Patterson and was in active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years as chief of pediatric dentistry at Ramstein AFB in Germany. He was director of the predoctoral program in pediatric dentistry at The Ohio State University from 2006-2011 and director of Inpatient.

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