July 2020 Volume LV Number 4

 
 
 
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Additional Courses & Workshops

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

BLS Skills Check PD, DT
Friday, May 22
9 – 10 AM
 
Saturday, May 23
8 – 9 AM & 1 – 2 PM
Cost: $50
 
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 Associa- tion. 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
 
*Register for both BLS and PALS and save on a combination cost of $145.
 
PALS Skills Check PD, DT  
Friday, May 22
10 AM – 1 PM
 
Saturday, May 23
9 AM – NOON & 2 – 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.
 
Esthetics for the Pediatric Patients: A Well- Solved Problem Symposium
Saturday, May 23
7 – 8:30
 
Stay tuned for more information coming soon! Sponsored by 3M
 
Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop  PD  
Saturday, May 23
8:30 AM – 5 PM
Peter H. Buschang, Ph.D. and Jim Coll, D.D.S., M.S. Maximum Participants: 20
Cost: $250
 
Following an introduction to evidence-based dentistry, the attendees will learn how to use the Evidence Based Hierarchy to classify studies based on their designs. They will then be familiarized with the Cochran reviews and Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry, important resources that clinicians use to stay informed. Basic elements of PubMed will then be introduced and applied to provide the attendees with the computer skills necessary to perform literature searches. In order to facilitate the literature searches, the attendees will learn how to develop questions using the PICO (population, intervention, comparator and outcomes) for- mat. Finally, basic and practical information pertaining to research methodology will be introduced – along with a specially designed checklist – and later used by the attendees to critically evaluate and rank pub- lished research studies according to the strength of evidence they provide and learn how Clinical Practice Guidelines of the AAPD are created from evidenced based research.
 
Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand why an evidence-based approach is necessary.
  • Be able to develop research questions and perform literature searches on the internet.
  • Use evidence-based methods to evaluate the scientific literature and use critical appraisal skills to scrutinize and assign articles to different levels of evidence.

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