Robert Steelman, DMD, MD

 Robert Steelman, DMD, MD

Robert Steelman, DMD, MD

 
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Recommended for: Dentists
ODA Course
Note: This presentation is part of the course "OSOMS Symposium: Part 1"

 

 

 

 

Assessing, Managing and Sedating Children (presented with Bob Myall, BDS, MD)

Children that present to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon are likely to require more of the surgeon's time and management skills than routine adult patients and is age dependent . There are anatomical ,physiological , and psychological differences that must be considered in order to avoid morbidity and mortality during procedural sedation. Pharmacological agents and pharmacokinetics are affected by both  age and require considerable vigilance and monitoring physiological parameters is required.

At the conclusion of course, attendees will have gained an understanding of the following:

  • Recognize the differences in the anatomy and physiology in children as compared to adults
  • Pediatric physical and psychological development
  • How to assess a child's risk
  • Understand the various approaches to monitoring the pediatric patient
  • Various pharmacological agents used for pediatric  sedation
  • Recognize and manage potential cardiorespiratory emergencies
  • The main causes of pediatric mortality and morbidity during or following  sedation
     

 

Dr. Steelman is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. He received his DMD from Washington University in St Louis and MD from West Virginia University. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Dentistry and serves as residency program director for Oregon Health and Science University Pediatric Dentistry residency program.