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Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Course Number: 391


Adequate preparation for emergencies reduces the possibility of an emergency occurring and further complications if it does occur. Preparation steps include:

  • Taking and reviewing a comprehensive medical and dental history.

  • Providing minimum basic life support (BLS) training for providers and staff.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, especially for those administering sedation and general anesthesia.

  • Initiation and coordination of an office emergency team.

  • Organizing an emergency drug kit and equipment.

  • Retraining on a regular basis.