Update 05 July 2020: CPD Restrictions and Sedation Reendorsement.
To all ASDA Members and other Endorsed Dental Sedationists,
Please see the below correspondence from Dr Murray Thomas, the Chair of the Dental Board of Australia regarding CPD requirements for sedation reendorsement during the COVID-19 emergency response.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Emergency Response, travel restrictions, social distancing requirements and the ongoing risk of transmission of COVID19 in situations such as the hands-on reendorsement training, ASDA has cancelled all its reendorsement programs for 2020.
Should this situation persist, AHPRA will not take any action for the registration period during which the COVID-19 emergency response is in force.
This means that ALREADY endorsed sedationists will not lose their endorsement if they are not able to do the reendorsement training prior to renewal of their registration.
Should the situation improve and reendorsement programs are able to be re-instituted, we will give members plenty of notice and opportunity to do the reendorsement training. However, due to the ongoing nature of this emergency, it seems unlikely to occur in 2020.
We are currently hoping to begin our reendorsement program again in 2021.
We stand with you during this crisis and hope that if any of you are in need of assistance, you reach out to your society for help.
President, Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology (ASDA)
UPDATE: 19/03/2020: Due to the ongoing COVID19 crisis, the ADA(NSW Branch) has directed a cancellation of all CPD activities until 01 June 2020. Westmead hospital has also cancelled all CPD activities until further notice.
As such, and given the wider situation and advice, ASDA council has decided to also cancel all CPD until 01 June 2020. This will affect the Reendorsement and Relative Analgesia courses in Perth in March, RA in Westmead on 24 April 2020, and the Annual Scientific Meeting.
You will be contacted individually if you have registered for any of the above courses regarding arrangments.
As of 19 March 2020, ADAQ is still planning to conduct the Relative Analgesia Course in Brisbane.
We will let you know if / when restrictions are extended, and once the crisis has passed we will reschedule courses.
We are currently liaising with the DBA regarding reendorsement and will ensure courses are in place to allow everyone to continue practising if an extension on reendorsement is not granted. This will most likely depend on the duration and severity of the crisis.
Rob Turnbull Conference Coordinator
Please refer to course registration forms for fees. (Prices are for both days, include GST and one additional team member)
We also have our own SIMMAN ALS so we can bring the training to you! Please contact Dr Michael Walker for more information.
If you have any queries please contact Dr Michael Walker Tel: 02 9319 7466; Email: email@example.com
ASDA’s sedation re-endorsement course uses simulation based training and the principles of Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) to improve outcomes in an emergency and is an AHPRA approved program for conscious sedation reendorsement.
In 2016, due to the positive participant feedback and observed improvement in performance by participants in the trial two day program (over 3 years) run in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting, ASDA and Dr Ken Harrison made all of our reendorsement courses two days.
The IV Sedation Department of Westmead Hospital has requested that ASDA conduct its reendorsement course in the SIMSUITE at Westmead IV Sedation Department and Clinical Support Unit Conference Room. The facility has the latest high fidelity simulation manikin, SIMMAN 3G, purchsed with the assistance of the Dental Council of NSW.
Day One is a skills maintenance / improvement / refresher workshop designed to reinforce the skills and knowledge required to manage medical emergencies, and provide updates on Sedations as well, at the level expected of Dental Intravenous Sedation practitioners.
Day Two is immersive, simulation based training – focusing on attitude and application. This involves participation in simulated medical emergencies in a dental environment, with a focus on developing non-technical skills, the application of ACRM (Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management) skills and consolidation of the technical skills refreshed on day one.
We encourage you to bring your staff and referring dentists where you will be providing sedation. One place is included in your registration fee and additional places are available at a reduced fee for non-sedationist dentists, dental auxiliaries and RNs.