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National guidance on conscious sedation.

Patient assessment and treatment planning.

Managing the anxious patient.

Principals of safe and effective conscious sedation.

Contraindications and issues in sedation treatment.

Administration of intravenous and inhalation sedation.

Monitoring, recovery and discharge of the sedated patient.

Recognising and managing sedation related complications and emergencies.

The dental nurse must complete and be assessed in the following to gain a certificate in Dental Nurse Conscious Sedation:


Must complete 20 mentored cases for IV and/or 10 cases for IHS – must be submitted within 12 months of course attendance.


Two reflective cases studies of at least 250 words each - must be submitted within 12 months of course attendance.


True-False questions – must be submitted within four weeks of attending course.


The dental nurse must be GDC registered to attend the course and have an appropriate approved mentor (normally the sedation qualified dentist working with them).


The face-to-face training days, course catering, all course resources, test questions and all marking of work are included in the course fee.


The course is IACSD accredited.


A course handbook is provided for use during and after the course.


The course is taught by highly experienced trainers who have experience treating a range of patients within the hospital dental service, public dental service and general dental practice.


There is significant opportunity to ask questions and work with others.


Theoretical and practical instruction in all aspects of intravenous and inhalation conscious sedation.


9.5 hours of verifiable CPD.


Certification provided once all work is assessed as being satisfactorily completed.


Fun, unthreatening environment to learn.

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