Module 5 includes information about behavior guidance that can help oral health professionals provide care for children in a safe and effective manner. The module discusses the concept of informed consent, basic behavior guidance (communication and communicative guidance and nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation), and advanced behavior guidance (protective stabilization, sedation, and general anesthesia).
The module provides one downloadable tool: Preparing Children and Their Families for the Hospital Dental Experience. The tool can help oral health professionals discuss some of the issues involved in hospitalizing a child for oral health care with parents.
- Explain the goal of behavior guidance in the dental office for children, and list three factors that may make guiding the behavior of CSHCN challenging.
- Describe three things that oral health professionals can do to promote the cooperation of CSHNC in the dental office.
- List three conditions that must be met for informed consent.
- List three communication and communicative guidance techniques.
- List three things that should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to use protective stabilization.
- Explain under what conditions sedation should and should not be used.
- Explain under what conditions general anesthesia should and should not be used.