Fall 2012 Continuing Education Catalog
Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
Medical & Health Local Anesthesia & Nitrous Oxide Administration Certificate Program Registered Dental Hygienists are now permitted, under the direct supervision of a dentist, to administer intraoral and infiltration anesthesia or nitrous oxide analgesia to a patient who is 18 years of age or older. Hostos Community College's Department of Dental Hygiene is offering a course for certification in Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. In compliance with recent law in New York, this course will facilitate the New York State licensed dental hygienist's application for a Restricted Certificate in Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. The program will be comprised of lectures (30 hours) and hands-on clinical application (15 hours) under faculty supervision. Upon successful completion of this course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the New York State Education Department. Participants who do not meet clinical competency for local anesthesia and nitrous oxide procedures will not be permitted to challenge the written certification exam and will be required to retake the entire course at their own expense. Students will be provided with a CD Rom of all Power Point and written presentations. This course will be taught by Dr. James King. Prerequisites: 1. Proof of current CPR/AED Certification for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers 2. Proof of New York Dental Hygiene Licensure 3. Proof of current professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000) Participants will serve as patients for each other during the clinical portion of the course. If you are unwilling or unable to be a patient, please do not register for this course. (Please be advised that if you are pregnant or have uncontrollable high blood pressure, you will be precluded from participating in this course.) All students are required to take and record blood pressure and follow infection control standards. Attendance is mandatory at all classes (didactic and clinical). No refunds will be issued after the start of the program. Sat & Sun 9:00am to 7:00pm 10/13 & 10/14/12, 10/27 & 10/28/12 CE2031-F01 45 hrs. 4 sessions $1,299 Program will run monthly based on enrollment, dates to be announced. For a registration form please call 718-518-6656 Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION IN 2 EASY WEEKENDS! 718-518-6656 c e d u @ h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u w w w. h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u / c o n t e d u 23