July 2018 Volume LIII Number 4

 
 
 
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Additional Courses & Workshops

January 2018 Volume LIII Number 1

Preconference Course Full Steam Ahead or Off the Tracks? Which Way is Your Engine Headed in Both Your Life and Dental Practice?
Thursday, May 24
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: $250
Ann M. Bynum, D.D.S., Robert L. Delarosa, D.D.S., Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.,

Are you struggling with work/life balance? Is work just work? Do you feel your train is going too fast or headed in the wrong direction? Then join us in the paradise of Hawaii to experience transformation while learning how to love what you do, have fun at work and home, and most importantly, enjoy the ride!!

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Identify your passion statement and discuss what makes your heart sing.
• Identify situations or obstacles that interfere with moving for- ward toward your passion and foundation purpose goal.
• Increase efficiency at work and happiness at home by balancing your work and life habits.

BLS Skills Check
Friday, May 25
9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday, May 26
8 AM – NOON & 1 – 5 PM

Cost: $100

PART 2 HANDS-ON

The AAPD will be offering Part 2 only of the HeartCode BLS course. This is the hands-on testing requirement of the HeartCode BLS course. After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This ses- sion focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Students must bring their certificate of completion from the online class to the BLS Skills Check.

Part 1 HeartCode BLS Online Class: NOT OFFERED BY AAPD. Students will first take the BLS class online from the American Heart Association. HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. Students will take the online class from www. onlineaha.org and bring their certificate of completion to the BLS Skills Check held at the conference. The fee for Part 1 (the online class) is the responsibility of the student.

BLS ONLINE CLASS: Visit www.onlineaha.org to register

PALS Skills Check
Friday, May 25
9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday, May 26
8 AM – NOON & 1 – 5 PM

Maximum Participants: 35
Cost: $100

PART 2 HANDS-ON

The AAPD will be offering Part 2 only of the HeartCode PALS course. This is the hands-on testing requirement of the HeartCode PALS course. Students will demonstrate the skills they have learned in the online class including: one and two person infant and child CPR, rescue breathing, and fluid bolus administration. Students must bring their certificate of completion from the online class to the PALS Skills Check. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Part 1 HeartCode PALS Online Class: NOT OFFERED BY AAPD. This is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Students will take the online class from www.onlineaha.org and bring their certificate of completion to the PALS Skills Check held at the conference.

The fee for Part 1 (the online class) is the responsibility of the student. PALS ONLINE CLASS: Visit www.onlineaha.org to register.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop
Saturday, May 26
8:30 AM – 5 PM
Peter H. Buschang, Ph.D.
Maximum Participants: 20
Cost: $250

Following the introduction of evidence-based dentistry, the at- tendees will learn how to develop clinical questions using PICO (population, intervention (or exposure for observational studies), comparator and outcomes), a method used to refine clinical ques- tions and facilitate computer searches. Basic elements of PubMed will then be introduced and applied that provides the attendees with the computer skills necessary to perform literature searches related to specific clinical questions. Finally, basic and practical information about research design will be discussed and used by the attendees to critically evaluate published research studies and rank them according to the strength of evidence they provide (ranging from expert opinion to systematic reviews).

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

• Develop an appropriate clinical question.
• Identify the relevant literature pertaining to the question.
• Critically evaluate the literature.

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