Managing Adult Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
COURSE NUMBER: 516
Palma A. Freydinger, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD
Participants in this course will be introduced to information essential to diagnose and respond to adult medical emergencies in oral healthcare settings. Special emphasis is placed on factors to be considered in risk-assessment, recognizing...
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Participants in this course will be introduced to information essential to diagnose and respond to adult medical emergencies in oral healthcare settings. Special emphasis is placed on factors to be considered in risk-assessment, recognizing medical emergencies that are immediately life-threatening and must be acted upon promptly (e.g., cardiac arrest); and those problems that, while not immediately life-threatening, require timely stabilization (e.g., hypoglycemia).
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Sep 16, 2016
Last Revision Date:
Jun 30, 2020
Course Expiration Date:
Jun 29, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Identify common orofacial myofunctional disorders.
- Discuss factors to consider in the risk stratification of patients with systemic diseases.
- Discuss essential elements of being prepared for a medical emergency in the oral healthcare setting.
- Recognize signs and symptoms and formulate a diagnosis for an emerging perioperative problem.
- Initiate timely action to stabilize the patient before emergency medical services arrive.
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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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