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LOCATION: Wingate by Wyndham, 108 IH 35 N., San Marcos, TX; 512-754-6469

Friday, July 7, 2023


PALS Permit Renewal Level 2 Permit Renewal Program San Marcos


Course Summary:  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is required for level 2 permit holders who sedate children, 12 years of age or under. This program follows the 2010 AHA Guidelines and is designed to prepare the healthcare provider to manage emergencies in the pediatric population. The dental office is a unique environment consequently this program addresses specific issues related to this, especially with the sedated patient. Contents include, but are not limited to, airway assessment and management, applied pharmacology, physical assessment, and management of various cardiac emergencies. This limited enrollment hands-on program allows the practitioner to become the leader in management of various emergencies. In order to take the course, participants must be current in PALS and have a Level 2 permit. You will need to complete an online component to meet the Level 2 criteria. The lecture and online component will provide the necessary Level 2 CE hours. PALS materials will be sent to prepare for the PALS component.
NOTE: You must be current in PALS and you must complete an online component prior to the live program.
The PALS course prerequisite consists of completing the AHA online component prior to the course. Applicants will be given an access code, once they sign up for the program. Registrations received less than one week prior to the program will not be accepted without the course director approval.

Course Fulfillment:

Note: Class size/ instructor ratio, course parameters and course material is guided by the American Heart Association. This course is the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course which requires a didactic and hands-on component. The AHA online part one is utilized for part of the didactic component in conjunction with the classroom hands-on component must be completed prior to being issued an e-card (the access code and instructions are provided as part of the course fee).

The hands-on component will consist of practice and management of scenarios utilizing a high-fidelity manikin. American Heart Association guidelines will be followed for course completion. An e-card will be issued from the American Heart Association upon successful completion of the AHA online part one program and the in-class management program.

Course materials provided as part of the program:

American Heart Association Online part 1 online access code

American Heart Association PALS Provider Manual (2020 Guidelines), current version

(Updated/ reviewed July 13,2022)


>Dental Anesthesiologist (Certificate- 2 year residency in General Anesthesia)

>Private practice-Diversified Anesthesia for Dentistry providing office based anesthesia services (38 years)

>Former Professor-Anesthesia, AEGD Residency Veterans Administration Hospital

>Advisory Board, Collin County College School of Dental Hygiene

>Former Consultant and Anesthesia Provider, Department of Aging and Disability Services, State of Texas (institutionalized mentally handicapped)

>Fellow in General Anesthesia, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology; Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

>Continuing Education to medical and dental practitioners and staff

>Over 38 years as an anesthesia educator and director of numerous educational programs and teaching at all levels

Presented by:
Dr. David Canfield


Course Topics and Objectives:

Recognize and initiate early management of conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.

Recognize unconscious/ pulseless situation and provide proper management

Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.

Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.

Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes

Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.

Demonstrate effective communication as a member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

Explain why the foundation of successful resuscitations includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics

Describe the important elements of effective resuscitation team dynamics

Describe the clinical situations in which the following airway adjuncts may be used for airway management: oropharyngeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, bag-mask ventilation, advanced airway

Recognize a patient who may be in Ventricular Fibrillation

Perform defibrillation with minimal interruption of chest compressions

Coordinate team functions while ensuring continuous high-quality CPR, defibrillation, and rhythm assessment

Assign team functions and monitor CPR

Discuss the circumstances when resuscitation should not be initiated

Recall that survival from asystole is poor and that asystole may represent an agonal end-stage rhythm

Recall the correct dosage and timing of administration for epinephrine in cardiac arrest

Assign team member roles and monitor performance

Discuss the differential diagnosis of life-threatening chest discomfort

Recognize symptomatic bradycardia and recall its signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment

Determine whether signs and symptoms are caused by bradycardia or by another condition

Recognize need for cardioversion

How to perform an initial patient assessment that can identify symptoms due to a stable tachycardia

How to identify sinus tachycardia and understand that treatment involves identification of an underlying cause

Course Information:

Date: 1-day course on Friday, July 7, 2023

Time: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm: Presentation

Location: Wingate by Wyndham, 108 IH 35 N., San Marcos, TX; 78666-6860; 512-754-6469
Credit: 14 lecture/participation hours (PALS = 8 hours; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours self-study & 4 hours participation);

(Level 2 = 8 hours, which includes lecture and online self-study)
Prerequisite: Participants must be current in PALS and have a Level 2 permit

Course Fee: $1,000 (1 day)

AGD Codes: 132 Anesthesia & Pain Control; 163 Conscious Sedation; 164 Oral Sedation

Continental breakfast & lunch provided


Three ways to register: Call us at 214-384-0796 (PALS-Level 2 Renewal July 7, 2023), e-mail, or mail to AESF, 14742 FM 981; Blue Ridge, Texas 75424

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Call us at 1-214-384-0796 to register.

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REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: If you contact us by phone (214-384-0796) or by e-mail ( within 48 hours prior to the commencement of this course, you will receive a complete refund of the course tuition. If you fail to contact us by the commencement of the course and you do not attend the course, you will forfeit all of your tuition for this program. If you contact us within the 48 hour window before a course, the paid tuition will be applied to a future course, but no cash refund will be made.

CE credits provided by the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, Inc., an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  Provider ID# 217924.


Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc.

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

8/1/2022 to 7/31/2026

Provider ID# 217924.