(1) To renew a certification a certified dental anesthesia assistant must complete a minimum of twelve hours of continuing education every three years and follow the requirements of chapter 246-12
WAC, Part 7.
(2) Continuing education must involve direct application of dental anesthesia assistant knowledge and skills in one or more of the following categories:
(a) General anesthesia;
(b) Moderate sedation;
(c) Physical evaluation;
(d) Medical emergencies;
(e) Health care provider basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS);
(f) Monitoring and use of monitoring equipment;
(g) Pharmacology of drugs; and agents used in sedation and anesthesia.
(3) Continuing education is defined as any of the following activities:
(a) Attendance at local, state, national, or international continuing education courses;
(b) Health care provider basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS), or emergency related classes;
(c) Self-study through the use of multimedia devices or the study of books, research materials, or other publications.
(i) Multimedia devices. The required documentation for this activity is a letter or other documentation from the organization. A maximum of two hours is allowed per reporting period.
(ii) Books, research materials, or other publications. The required documentation for this activity is a two-page synopsis of what was learned written by the credential holder. A maximum of two hours is allowed per reporting period.
(d) Distance learning. Distance learning includes, but is not limited to, correspondence course, webinar, print, audio/video broadcasting, audio/video teleconferencing, computer aided instruction, e-learning/on-line-learning, or computer broadcasting/webcasting. A maximum of four hours of distance learning is allowed per reporting period.