Important Update Regarding Conscious Sedation and Pediatric Conscious Sedation Permit Holders

Effective April 17, 2016, the Board of Dentistry’s revised Rules 64B5-14.009, Conscious Sedation Requirements: Operatory, Recovery Room, Equipment, Medicinal Drugs, Emergency Protocols, Records, and Continuous Monitoring and 64B5-14.010, Pediatric Conscious Sedation Requirements: Operatory, Recovery Room, Equipment, Medicinal Drugs, Emergency Protocols, Records, and Continuous Monitoring goes into effect.

These rules were amended to clarify language concerning standard equipment for the operating and recovery room and to add mandatory equipment.  A capnograph was added to the list of standard equipment that must be readily available to the operatory and recovery room and maintained in good working order. Additional clarification was made for continuous monitoring which requires a patient who is administered a drug(s) for conscious sedation must be continuously monitored intra-operatively by pulse oximetry and capnograph to provide pulse rate, oxygen saturation of the blood, and ventilations (end-tidal carbon dioxide).

Please click here for the full rule text of 64B5-14.009. Click here for the full rule text of 64B5-14.010.

For more the complete laws and rules booklet, please visit the Board’s website at http://floridasdentistry.gov/resources/.

 

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