Medically Compromised Patient Care
COURSE NUMBER: 628
Shelly Withers, RDH, MS, PhD; Shelley Hayton, RDH, MAT
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview and guidelines for treating medically compromised patients. Each section will provide a definition of the disease or disorder and pertinent information related to that condition including ...
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The purpose of the course is to provide an overview and guidelines for treating medically compromised patients. Each section will provide a definition of the disease or disorder and pertinent information related to that condition including any necessary modifications to dental treatment (e.g., local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, pre-medication, and medical consults). The conditions reviewed in this course are not intended to be all inclusive, and are provided as a supplement to the diseases which were presented in, “Management of Patients with Chronic Diseases”. In addition, follow-up questions will be presented that should be asked when a positive response is indicated on the health history. This course is intended to be a helpful resource for oral healthcare students and professionals alike.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 3, 2023
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Apr 2, 2026
AGD Subject Code(s):
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Identify medically compromised patients who are seeking dental treatment.
- Identify the need to modify treatment due to disease or medication of a patient.
- Recognize drugs/medications commonly used by the medically compromised patient.
- Use critical thinking skills to identify questions to be asked to further establish the patient's medical history/status.
- Seek medical and/or dental consultation based on patient information gathered from the health history and patient interview.
- 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.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.
Approved PACE Program Provider
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
Provider ID# 211886
AADH Approved Program Provider
Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.