Management of Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: Simulation

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Who Should Attend
The simulation course targets pediatric dentists who wish to sharpen and practice their cognitive skills and rescue techniques involving emergent pediatric sedation scenarios using SimMan technology.

October 22, 2023

Northwestern Simulation, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine McGaw Pavilion
240 E. Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611

Book Your Hotel Room
Only a small number of rooms remain available at the Hyatt Centric. Please use this link to book at the Hyatt Centric. If no rooms are available for your dates, unfortunately the hotel may be sold out.

Book your hotel room at the Hyatt Centric at the AAPD discounted rate.

An overflow block of rooms has been set up at the Hotel Saint Clair (162 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611) located just across the street from the Hyatt Centric (1 minute walk). Please use this link and the following instructions to book your room at the group rate. 

Book your hotel room at the Hotel Saint Clair at the AAPD discounted rate 

  • Click on the link to be taken to the reservations page.
  • Select your number of guests
  • Click on the ‘Add Code’ drop down
  • Click on the ‘Discount Code’ drop down
  • Select ‘Group Attendee’
  • Enter the code following code in the blank box: 2310AAPDSA
  • Click ‘Add’
  • On the next page click ‘Select & Go to the next step’. You will be able to choose your exact dates on the next page.
  • Select your dates of stay and click on ‘Update Dates of Stay’
  • Click on ‘Book’ and then follow the prompts from here to complete your reservation.

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Course Information
While no one ever expects an emergency situation to arise, attending this course will help you and your team be more prepared should the unexpected arise. This course is designed to simulate emergencies that may occur in a pediatric dental office. It will offer some didactic materials but will focus on team-driven assessment and responsiveness to situations that might arise during sedation of children for operative care. The course is intended for pediatric dentists who are currently using sedation techniques in their office and will allow for the participant to make quick assessments of patient status and simulate airway techniques, while managing real-time trending of physiological status with the goal of stabilizing the patient. You will be able to immediately implement training protocols for your practice that you’ve learned in the course. This course features recognized leaders in the field, both in dental anesthesia as well as pediatric dentistry. You’ll find didactic lectures, case studies, film clip sessions, and panel discussions with personalized attention. There will be dedicated forums to ask questions and talk about specific issues with course faculty, discuss techniques for effective communication with the patient and parent to address unusually challenging and complex situations.

Course Chair and Speaker
Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.

Course Vice-Chair and Speaker
Bobby Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.

Cara Riley, D.M.D., M.S., D.A.D.B.A
Christine Quinn, D.D.S., M.S.
Scott Papineau, D.D.S., PharmD

This course is worth 9* CE credits

*2 hours of online learning prior to the course and 7 hours in person

*Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for registration minus a $150 cancellation fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. For one-day courses, the cancellation fee will be $75 with the same rules applying. A 50 percent refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for no-shows.