Posted 25 June 2020
Restarting IV Sedation in the clinical environment
Further to the recent re-opening of dental practices SAAD has received enquiries from members related to the re-commencement of intra-venous sedation.
SAAD recommends that risk assessments are undertaken and robust Standard Operating Procedures are designed that consider the management of the patient, escort, the staff and the environment in which the IV sedation is to be delivered.
Several guidance documents related to the implications of the COVID-19 virus and the delivery of dental care have been published which members may wish to consider.
Posted 5 June 2020
Inhalation Sedation and Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP’s)
The recent document from the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, (OCDO), ‘Standard operating procedure Transition to recovery’, states that Inhalation Sedation is not considered an AGP and may be a suitable alternative to general anaesthesia for children needing dental care.
This document also provides guidance on the appropriate PPE to be used in the dental setting and also states, ‘As SARS CoV-2 is a novel virus, evidence is still emerging so further updates to this Appendix may be made as new evidence emerges’.
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