Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
COURSE NUMBER: 391
Steven Schwartz, DDS; Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
May 11, 2012
Last Revision Date:
Nov 18, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Nov 17, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
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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:
- Mild and anaphylactic allergic reactions
- Acute asthmatic attack
- Local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor toxicity
- Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
- Respiratory distress
- Drug overdose – benzodiazepines, narcotics
- Cardiac arrest
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- 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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