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Medical Emergencies and Airway Management Course

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Medical Emergencies and Air Management course is intended for dentists who perform sedation or provide care to sedated patients. You’ll learn how to recognize emergency situations and provide appropriate airway management for your patients. 

This course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits and is in compliance with newly established Florida Board of Dentistry law noted below.

What You'll Learn

You’ll learn basic airway assessment through history and physical assessment. Guided by experienced practitioners, you’ll use state-of-the-art simulation equipment to gain hands-on practice to initiate airway management skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to

  • describe techniques to prevent medical emergencies.
  • discuss the medical emergencies most likely seen in a dental office.
  • review roles of the dental office team to respond to office emergencies.
  • explain the effects of sedation on airway anatomy and the respiratory system.
  • recognize how to respond to emergency situations in sedated patients.
  • perform various ventilator and intubation techniques.


The Medical Emergencies and Airway Management course is designed for dental professionals.

Course Registration

  1. E-mail or call (954) 262-4367 to confirm your place on our roster.
  2. Visit the Payment Portal link to pay for the course.
    • On-Campus Cost (NSU Davie Campus): $350.00
    • Off-Campus Cost: $385.00

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(1) All dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in airway management and four (4) hours of continuing education in medical emergencies, every four (4) years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course. The four (4) hours in airway management must include two hours didactic training in providing dentistry on sedated patients with compromised airways and two hours must include hands-on training in airway management of sedated patients. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection will take effect on March 1, 2014. The continuing education required by this subsection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.

(2) During the licensure biennial renewal period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ever licensure biennial renewal period thereafter, all dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level shall take the following continuing education instead of the continuing education required in subsection (1): A four (4) hour board approved continuing education course in Medical Emergencies that shall include airway management as a component of the course.

Rulemaking Authority 466.004(4), 466.017(3) FS. Law Implemented 466.017(3) FS. History–New 1-31-80, Amended 2-13-86, Formerly 21G-14.04, Amended 12-31-86, 12-28-92, Formerly 21G-14.004, Amended 12-20-93, Formerly 61F5-14.004, Amended 8-8-96, Formerly 59Q-14.004, Amended 11-4-03, 6-23-04, 5-24-05, 8-19-13, 11-13-17, 3-10-20.

This course fulfills those requirements.

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