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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR3420 Anxiety Management and Sedation

10 creditsClass Size: 96

Module manager: Sara Kelly
Email: densk@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisites

DSUR3301Clinical Medical Sciences 1
DSUR3310Complex Adult Dentistry
DSUR3330Child Centred Dentistry 2
DSUR5046MPPD4
DSUR5050MClinical Practice 4

Co-requisites

DSUR3430Clinical Medical Sciences 2
DSUR5051MClinical Practice 5
DSUR5053MFinal Year Project
DSUR5450MPersonal and Professional Development 5 - Preparing for the

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This course relates to the need for acquisition of an understanding of theory relevant to the practice of IV conscious and inhalation sedation in dentistry in preparation for ensuing independent clinical practice. This course is concerned with the assessment of and treatment planning for patients who require sedation. The goals are the promotion of awareness and understanding of the importance of sedation in the management of pain and anxiety and the necessary communication skills in the management of patients who require it. The student will learn to appreciate the limitations of the undergraduate experience and understand the absolute need for continuing professional education in this area, whilst developing their insight into the need for a critical and caring approach to the management of anxious patients. A reflective logbook will be employed in order to record all experience gained whilst treating patients under sedation.

Objectives

On completion of this module students should:-
- understand the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the safe practice of conscious inhalation sedation and intravenous sedation in dentistry
- have experienced the direct care of patients within the sedation unit, both as operator and assistant;
- be able to assess the anxiety levels of patients and respond appropriately to their behavioural management needs.
- have theoretical and clinical knowledge if IV conscious sedation
- be able to give appropriate information to patients regarding treatment under IV sedation and general anaesthesia, including the benefits and risks.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this course, students should:
- be aware of own limitations in relation to conscious sedation
- be able to refer appropriately for specialist help
- be able to assess the anxiety levels of patients and respond appropriately to their behavioural management needs
- have theoretical and clinical knowledge of IV and IH conscious sedation
- be able to give appropriate information to patients regarding treatment under IV sedation, IH sedation and general anaesthesia, including the benefits and risks
- be aware of the role of conscious sedation and general anaesthesia in dentistry.

Skills outcomes
• Have had practical experience in administering IV conscious sedation and have provided a range of dental treatment to adult patients under IV conscious sedation.
• Have experience of adults & children receiving treatment under IH sedation.
• Be familiar with the drugs, techniques and equipment for the safe treatment of patients under IV and IH conscious sedation
• Be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively within the dental team and act as team leader


Syllabus

- IV and inhalational conscious sedation theory and clinical aspects
- Experience of treating adult patients under IV conscious sedation
- Experience of adults and children receiving treatment under IH sedation
- Production of a reflective logbook
- Sedation and it’s role in the management of pain and anxiety
- The relevance of sedation within the whole spectrum of patient management from routine care to the use of general anaesthesia
- Communication skills in the management of patients requiring conscious sedation
- Assessment and treatment planning of patients who require conscious sedation
- Safe administration of IV and inhalation sedation
- Dental care for sedated patients
- Appropriate discharge of patients who have received conscious sedation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Clinical Sessions33.5010.50
Lecture10.500.50
Lecture11.501.50
Lecture101.0010.00
Private study hours77.50
Total Contact hours22.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 47.5 hours reading for lectures
- 20 hours to complete learning log and case reports
- 10 hours preparation for clinics.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Ongoing direct observation of student clinical skills by supervising tutors and sedation qualified nurses. 2 students only per member of staff allows for very close involvement during the clinical sessions.
Appraisal following clinical sessions with feedback given verbally and in written form as part of the reflective log

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalAttendance on Clinics - progressional0.00
Reflective logLog book - progressional0.00
ReportCase report -Summative 1000-1500 words100.00
Written WorkWorkbook -Progressional0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:21:04

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