Practicing in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Christopher C. “Chris” Babcock serves as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. A professional with a dedication to providing patients with quality dental care, Christopher C. Babcock, DMD, MD, belongs to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
AAOMS offers various resources to help oral surgeons maintain and enhance their practice, including training on anesthesia administration. Through its National Simulation program’s Office-Based Emergency Airway Management (OBEAM) Module, AAOMS offers simulation-based training on anesthesia administration in emergency situations. This enables practitioners to refine their skills to comply with best-practice protocols without risk to patients.
During OBEAM sessions, oral surgeons and surgical assistants practice safe administration of anesthesia in emergency airway situations. They use manikins capable of simulating real-life breathing as their subjects and receive assessments on their technique using advanced technology. This software records their performance, identifying steps that they missed and areas in which they might require further training.