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    Family Violence: Implications for Dental Patients and Practice, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0712  

    Release Date: September 5, 2012

    Revised Date: August 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: August 25, 2018

    Individuals of all age groups can be affected by family violence. Family violence includes child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, as well as abuse and neglect of disabled persons, vulnerable adults, and the elderly. Approximately 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, neck, and mouth. Orofacial injuries resulting from family violence are often easy to identify in the dental setting. This basic-level course will enable all members of the dental team to recognize the physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of family violence, differentiate indicators of trauma from normal conditions or accidental injuries, and easily adapt clinical protocols to include identification and intervention for victims of family violence. By applying their knowledge of symptomology and providing appropriate intervention, every member of the dental team can help stem the epidemic of family violence. 

    AGD Subject Code: 155 & 156 

    Pennsylvania Dental Professionals - This course is not approved to fulfill your child abuse recognition and reporting requirement.

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Connecticut – Course #L0719 fulfills your domestic violence requirement.

    Florida – Course #L0720 fulfills your domestic violence requirement.

    Maryland – Course #L0721 fulfills your abuse & neglect requirement.

    New York – Course #L0722 fulfills your child abuse reporting requirement.

    Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Guidance for Dental Professionals, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0701  

    Original Release Date: March 22, 2012
    Review Date: March 20, 2015
    Expiration Date: March 19, 2018

    Child abuse and neglect continue to be a significant problem in the United States.  Pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) is the most common cause of child abuse resulting in fatality and long-term disability. Although this is a problem of substantial magnitude, many cases often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) is preventable; therefore, the need to focus on possible solutions is paramount.  Healthcare professionals are in strategic frontline positions to impact prevention and identification efforts and ultimately to reduce the prevalence of this problem.  Dental professionals in particular could be pivotal in recognizing this type of abuse.

    This basic-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with the knowledge necessary to effectively assess and implement interventions in families and children with suspected or diagnosed PAHT (previously recognized by the name Shaken Baby Syndrome). The prevalence of PAHT is reviewed in this course along with the anatomical features of infants and young children that make them susceptible to significant head injuries. Other topics discussed include perpetrator characteristics and the most common reasons that PAHT occurs.  The most frequent injuries associated with PAHT and their possible long-term consequences are also discussed. The overall goal of the course is to reduce this type of child abuse by providing a basic working knowledge of PAHT to all dental professionals including dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. By recognizing predisposing factors and identifying those at risk for perpetrating PAHT, dental professionals can be instrumental in increasing the identification, awareness, and prevention of PAHT.

    AGD Subject Code: 155

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Inhalant Abuse: Oral and Physical Manifestations, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0804  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: December 16, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 15, 2019

    Inhalants are a diverse group of substances that produce chemical vapors that induce a psychoactive effect. Scores of commercial products readily available to people of all ages can be abused, including spray paints, markers, glues, and cleaning fluids. The complex chemical compounds contained in these substances produce an immediate reaction in the mind and the body. The chemicals pass through the lungs into the bloodstream and are carried directly to the brain. Inhalant substances can be found in homes (kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and laundry rooms), schools, and hospitals, as well as in medical settings, such as dental offices.

    This basic-level course addresses the abuse of inhalants, specifically nitrous oxide, in the dental setting. The course discusses different types of inhalants, the reasons for their abuse, and the types of individuals who commonly abuse them. The effects and dangers of inhalant abuse are discussed. The oral, physical, and psychological effects and manifestations of inhalant abuse are described. Legal regulations governing nitrous oxide are presented.


    AGD Subject Code: 157
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations, Updated 1st Edition - 3 Hours

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0743  

    Release Date: October 1, 2013

    Review Date: June 7, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 6, 2019

    Abuse of prescription drugs has increased so dramatically in the United States that it has been labeled a national epidemic. For dental patients, pain is often an unavoidable sequela to invasive dental procedures and untreated or long-standing oral disease. Balancing the desire to alleviate pain against the suspicion that the patient may be a drug seeker is just one of the issues that confront dental providers. The patient’s past medical, dental, and social history; current history; chief complaint; and history of prescription drug use all contribute to the impression received by the dental provider. How the dental provider manages this information is critical to the result of the visit and subsequent outcome for the patient.

    The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide dental providers with an appreciation of the scope of the problem of prescription drug abuse and a realization that the misuse and abuse of these drugs likely take place among the patient populations they serve. By becoming familiar with the pharmacology of the most commonly abused drugs, the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors, and the manner in which these medications are commonly acquired, dental providers will be positioned to curb prescribing practices that contribute to this growing problem and will be better able to serve their patients and their communities as informed prevention advocates. The information provided in this course is applicable to all dental team members, regardless of their practice setting or scope of practice. The information is of interest to dental team members in private practice, academic institutions, military service positions, hospitals, and community health centers.

    AGD Subject Code: 157

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, L0852 - Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations, Updated 1st Edition (2 contact hours).

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