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WAC 246-817-772

Requirements for anesthesia monitor.

(1) When the dentist is also administering the deep sedation or general anesthesia, one additional appropriately trained team member must be designated for patient monitoring.
(2) When deep sedation or general anesthesia is administered by a dedicated anesthesia provider, the anesthesia provider may serve as the monitoring personnel.
(3) The dentist cannot employ an individual to monitor patients receiving deep sedation or general anesthesia unless that individual has received a minimum of fourteen hours of documented training (such as national certification American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons "AAOMS") in a course specifically designed to include instruction and practical experience in use of equipment to include, but not be limited to, the following equipment:
(a) Sphygmomanometer; or a device able to measure blood pressure;
(b) Pulse oximeter; or other respiratory monitoring equipment;
(c) Electrocardiogram;
(d) Bag-valve-mask resuscitation equipment;
(e) Oral and nasopharyngeal airways;
(f) Defibrillator; automatic external defibrillator.
(4) The course referred to in subsection (3) of this section must also include instruction in:
(a) Basic sciences;
(b) Evaluation and preparation of patients with systemic diseases;
(c) Anesthetic drugs and techniques;
(d) Anesthesia equipment and monitoring; and
(e) Office anesthesia emergencies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.640. WSR 16-06-106, § 246-817-772, filed 3/1/16, effective 4/1/16; WSR 09-04-042, § 246-817-772, filed 1/30/09, effective 3/2/09.]
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