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.