CPR Class Content Requirements for Hawaii Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Hawaii need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Board of Dentistry CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Hawaii Board of Dentistry requires CPR certification with practical skills component that adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of AHA/ECC or its equivalent.

Board Statement

§16-79-78 Administration of general anesthesia and sedation.
(b) In order to receive a written authorization or permit, the licensed dentist shall apply to the board, pay an application fee, and submit documentary evidence showing that the following requirements are met:
(1) Educational training requirements.
(A) General anesthesia and deep sedation: Applicant has completed an advanced dental education program accredited by CODA and approved by the board that provides comprehensive training necessary to administer deep sedation or general anesthesia and includes documented proficiency in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Pediatric Advanced Life Support as required pursuant to subsection 16-79¬ 141(a)(2).

§16-79-141 Continuing education categories. (a) All eligible CE categories
shall be relevant to the care and treatment of patients and shall consist of the
following required categories:
(2) BLS courses:
(A) Shall be completed, continuously current, and include a hands-on component;
(B) Shall be sponsored by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or from a sponsoring organization approved pursuant to section 16-79-143;
(C) Shall be a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course;
(D) A dentist administering general anesthesia or moderate sedation shall be required to complete the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course or if treating pediatric patients, the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course; provided that both courses shall be completed if the dentist is treating pediatric patients and minors thirteen years or older; (E) Shall be limited to a maximum of four CE hours per biennium;

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

Board Req. Board Info

Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in Hawaii are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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Nationally Approved

US Coast Guard
Dental Assisting National Board
Academy of General Dentistry