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Managing Adult Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

COURSE NUMBER: 516

Palma A. Freydinger, DDS; Fady F. Faddoul, DDS, MSD

Credit Hours:

4 Hour(s)

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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...

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Overview

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).

  • Intended Audience:

    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

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    142

Learning Objectives

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.

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.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement.

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Palma A. Freydinger

Palma A. Freydinger

DDS

Dr. Palma Freydinger is an Assistant Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Freydinger received her DDS from Case Western Reserve University, School of...

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Fady F. Faddoul

DDS, MSD

Submission Information

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.