The consequences of the 2019 AAPD Sedation Guidelines
from Dentistry Today
Recent deaths of pediatric sedation patients have prompted revised guidelines for patient safety. A joint position paper from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides updated safety protocols. The full report may be accessed in the June 2019 issue of Pediatrics. Updated guidance includes having a minimum of two personnel with specific training and credentialing always present with the pediatric patient undergoing deep sedation or general anesthesia in a dental facility or hospital/surgicenter.
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