Courses of Instruction
Anesthesia and Medicine (AMED)
AMED 421 Seminar: Teaching Local Anesthesia (1) Techniques of teaching local anesthesia to dental hygiene students.
AMED 502 Emergency Medicine (2) Recognition and management of life-threatening emergencies, including unconsciousness, altered consciousness, respiratory distress, convulsions, drug-related emergencies, and chest pain.
AMED 521 Local Anesthesia (1) Theory and technique of local anesthetics; prevention and treatment of complications; introduction to use of adjunctive premedication. Clinical experience with administration of local anesthesia.
AMED 522 Pharmacosedation I (1) Introduction to anxiety control and sedation in dentistry; indications, contraindications; drugs and techniques in oral, rectal, intramuscular, and inhalation sedation; prevention and management of complications.
AMED 523 Pharmacosedation II (1) Introduction to intravenous sedation; evaluation of patient, selection of technique and procedure; prevention of complications, recognition and management of complications; introduction to general anesthesia.
AMED 602 Monitoring: Electrocardiology and Vital Signs (1) Physical status evaluation through monitoring of central nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems; electrocardiography, blood pressure and pulse, pulse oximetry, breath and heart sounds; clinic experience included.
AMED 605abcde Seminar: Intravenous Sedation (0-0-0-0-4) Review of the literature and a selection of case studies in intravenous sedation.
AMED 606abcde Clinical Intravenous Sedation (0-0-0-0-3) Management of patients receiving intravenous sedation, including physical evaluation, patient monitoring, recognition and management of unconscious airway and emergency situations; IV sedation procedures.
AMED 610 Physical Diagnosis/Cardiology (1) Participation in the Cardiac Clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center; experience in cardiac auscultation, abnormal breath sounds, use of cardiac drugs, and prosthetic valve management.
AMED 613abcde Clinic: Intravenous Sedation (0-0-0-0-3) Clinical experience in intravenous sedation including physical evaluation, patient monitoring, and management of unconscious airway. Prerequisite: AMED 606e.
AMED 750abc Physical Evaluation and Anesthesia (2-2-1) In-depth examination of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, basic life support, inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation, local anesthesia, and patient monitoring; includes clinical experience.