Full course description
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE
This course will review ways to reduce the likelihood that a medical emergency will occur by teaching medical history evaluation, vital sign assessment and managing the phobic patient.
As well, a discussion regarding the most updated protocols for basic life support and using an automated external defibrillator will be presented. A
rescue team-approach will be discussed.
Then, using emergency drugs will be reviewed, and specific medical emergency algorithms will be presented for example, syncope cardiac arrest,
myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis asthma and more.
- Identify how to reduce the risk of a medical emergency from occurring
- Learn which abnormal vital signs might safely receive dental treatment and
which should not
- Understand basic life support protocols and AED use
- Learn which drugs a dentist should stock in their office, how to store them and
which emergencies to use them for