ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND HANDLING EMERGENCIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
— Being able to suggest or prescribe adequate postoperative analgesia.
— Being knowledgeable about techniques of regional anesthesia, the appropriate drugs, and the recognition and management of complications.
— Being able to start treating patients for medical emergencies arising during dental procedures.
— Being able to optimize the tailor the approach to patients’ different physical and psychological characteristics, also in terms of choice of anesthesia and sedation.
Course contents summary
— Physiology and Pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain; clinical pharmacology and therapeutical approaches to pain treatment.
— Basics of regional anesthetic technique for dentistry; clinical pharmacology of local anesthetics.
— Management of medical emergencies in dental medicine: anaphylaxis, syncope, cardiac arrest.
— Dentistry and coexisting disease: coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic respiratory failure, psychiatric disturbances.
Notes and presentations from lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
Part of an oral exam.