Pharmacology for the Anesthesia Assistant

Includes a Live Web Event on 04/10/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)


Pharmacology for the Anesthesia Assistant

Fundamental to the anesthesia assistant’s role is a strong understanding of the interactions between drugs and patients. Knowledge of pharmacology is imperative, as it is vital that medications are administered correctly and monitored closely to avoid complications while delivering optimal patient care. This course is designed to strengthen attendees’ knowledge of pharmacology and build confidence in this field. A basic review of pharmacological concepts will be covered, placing emphasis on sedation, anesthetics and emergency drugs. Medication variations and administration methods will be discussed in detail, and example cases will be presented to demonstrate the anesthesia assistant’s decision-making process.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss basic pharmacologic concepts and their clinical applications.  
  2. Examine the sedation/anesthesia continuum to drugs and patients. 
  3. Describe the occupational hazards associated with trace amounts of nitrous oxide in the working environment.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of or after the event.

Larry E. Stigall, DDS

Dr. Larry Stigall earned his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center before going into private practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, part of the Regional Faculty for ACLS and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Stigall serves on AAOMS’s Committee on Anesthesia and represents AAOMS on the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics.

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships were disclosed.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Pharmacology for the Anesthesia Assistant
04/10/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
04/10/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
Post-Quiz - NTU
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
11 Questions
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available