Pain Control

DEHY 244
2 CR

This course is a combination of class and lab that studies the physiology of pain and strategies for pain control. Students learn pharmacological, topical, inhalation and local pain control methods. Additionally, students are instructed in the management of medical emergencies related to the administration of pain control agents. Students learn the techniques needed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide conscious sedation. Students receive laboratory and clinical practice in these techniques in DEHY 241, offered concurrently. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 234 and 240