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Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

COURSE NUMBER: 391

Steven Schwartz, DDS; Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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Successful management of medical emergencies by the dentist requires preparation, prevention and knowledge of definitive management. The responsibility is held just not by the dentist but also by all dental staff members involved in the pat...

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Overview

Successful management of medical emergencies by the dentist requires preparation, prevention and knowledge of definitive management. The responsibility is held just not by the dentist but also by all dental staff members involved in the patient care. Although the primary focus of the Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office is the pediatric dental patient, adult medical emergencies should also be addressed, as necessary.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    May 11, 2012

  • Last Revision Date:

    Nov 18, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Nov 17, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    142, 430

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Identify predisposing factors for medical emergencies.
  • Structure an effective medical emergency team.
  • Choose the appropriate emergency drug kit and equipment.
  • Recognize and provide definitive treatment for the following medical emergencies:
    • Syncope
    • Mild and anaphylactic allergic reactions
    • Acute asthmatic attack
    • Local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor toxicity
    • Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
    • Seizures
    • Respiratory distress
    • Drug overdose – benzodiazepines, narcotics
    • Cardiac arrest

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Schwartz was a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Jayakumar Jayaraman reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

DDS

The P&G team wishes to express its sadness over the loss of our colleague and friend, Dr. Steven Schwartz, who passed away on October 25, 2018. He was a tremendous help on impacting thousands of dental professionals through CE, making dental...

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jayakumar-jayaraman

Jayakumar Jayaraman

BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD

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