How to use this book. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction. Definition of conscious sedation. Why dental sedation is used. Bibliography. 2 Medico-legal aspects of dental sedation. Introduction. Recommendations currently in place when providing dental sedation. Medico-legal considerations when providing dental sedation. Bibliography. 3 Role of the dental nurse and equipment. Introduction. Role of the dental nurse. Intravenous sedation. Inhalation sedation. Oral sedation. Transmucosal (off-licence) sedation. Note. Clinical monitoring and equipment used. Conclusion. Bibliography. 4 Patient selection. Introduction. The assessment appointment. Medical history. Physical examination. Dental history. Social history. Conclusion. Bibliography. 5 Types of sedation. Introduction. Intravenous sedation. Inhalation sedation. Oral sedation. Bibliography. 6 Medical emergencies. Introduction. Prevention of medical emergencies. Legal aspects dealing with medical emergencies. Dealing with medical emergencies. Common medical emergencies. Signs and symptoms of medical emergencies. Medical emergencies. Cardiac emergencies. Choking and aspiration. Epilepsy. Hypoglycaemia. Fainting/syncope. Note. Airway control and ventilation. Conclusion. Bibliography. 7 Essential anatomy. Introduction. The blood. The heart. The respiratory system. The dorsum of the hand and the antecubital fossa. Bibliography. Index.
Nicola Rogers is the author of Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing, published by Wiley.