Provides 2 hours of DEA credit towards the new 8-hour DEA requirement. Discusses best practices in pain management for pediatric dental patients and patients with special needs. Reviews patient pain assessment, use of pain levels as the "fifth vital sign". Discusses pain pathways and strategies for pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative pain management. Reviews CDC, FDA, WHO, and AAP guidelines for pain management including warnings issued regarding specific opioids. Compares NSAIDs and acetaminophen with opioids for mechanisms of action and efficacy.
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Broaden my knowledge about how to manage young peoples pain