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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/16/12  6:23 pm
Commenter: Lauren Marie Gonzalez

Healthcare professionals

Recertification yearly for BLS with AED training is necessary for ALL healthcare professionals since Lay persons shoud not be using this equipment unless properly trained, and although it may be required for licensure for dental professionals,  what use is it if there is currently not an AED on site.  An AED on site for patient safety will NOT increase the cost of dental care, and I am shocked to hear this from healthcare  professionals.  As healthcare professionals we take an oath to provide safe patient care, no where in that oath does it say that we will provide it as long as it fits into our budget!  That is compromising patient care, and in the end it is patients and families who suffer in the long run over the cost of a dollar.  Policy and procedure for sedation and anesthesia administration needs to be regulated at a level where there is continutity of practice and procedure, and it does not differ from office to office!    



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