4. Patient Selection

  1. Nicola Rogers

Published Online: 8 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch4

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

How to Cite

Rogers, N. (2011) Patient Selection, in Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch4

Author Information

  1. Pre and Post Registration Qualifications, Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334708

Online ISBN: 9781444342451



  • patient selection, receiving treatment - conscious sedation, and assessment appointment;
  • assessment appointment - patient's treatment pathway, medical, dental and social history;
  • clinician, using questionnaires - for patient's anxiety levels, the Corah anxiety scale;
  • patients, leaving surgery - written, pre and post-sedation instructions;
  • medical history, form of sedation - safely provided, for patients;
  • physical examination, medical questioning - patient's suitability for sedation;
  • medical history questions;
  • dental history, clinicians - establishing patient's past and present dental history;
  • social history, and other histories - clinician's duty of care, patient's care at home;
  • conscious sedation form - patient's needs, wishes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The assessment appointment

  • Medical history

  • Physical examination

  • Dental history

  • Social history

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography