Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Identify predisposing factors for medical emergencies.
  • Structure an effective office medical emergency team.
  • Choose the appropriate emergency drug kit and equipment.
  • Recognize and provide definitive treatment for the following medical emergencies:
    • Syncope
    • Mild and anaphylactic allergic reactions
    • Acute asthmatic attack
    • Local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor toxicity
    • Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
    • Seizures
    • Respiratory distress
    • Drug overdose – benzodiazepines, narcotics
    • Cardiac arrest