This continuing education course is designed for all members of the dental staff as a comprehensive review of the management of common medical emergencies including airway maintenance and emergency airway management in the sedated dental patient in the dental offices. 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 and those problems that, while not immediately life-threatening, require timely stabilization.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe emergency preventive procedures and preparedness in the dental office.
- Explain the importance of obtaining a pretreatment health history from each patient.
- Describe the procedure for obtaining a blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and temperature.
- Demonstrate the initial sequence of patient assessment in an emergency.
- Identify how stress and anxiety can lead to medical emergencies.
- Recognize the signs or symptoms of impending or developing emergencies.
- List the general steps to be taken when a medical emergency arises in a dental office.
- Identify the type of emergency when given a patient situation and describe the necessary emergency care.
- Educate the dental practitioner in basic airway assessment and pre-anesthetic history and physical evaluation
- Review relevant anatomy of the airway
- Review respiratory physiology and the effects of sedative drugs on respiration
- Practice skills necessary to initiate basic airway management: relieve obstruction, utilize adjuncts (nasal and oropharyngeal airways) and perform mask ventilation
- Practice skills necessary to place and maintain an advanced airway including laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal tube (ETT)
- Learn the value of team preparation in emergency response
- Identify the contents of an emergency kit.
- Describe the medico-legal implications of medical emergencies.
Contact Hours : 4 (Four)
Fee: $40 / Participant (Group discount available for > 5 participant)
Author: Dr. Thomas Karginis, DMD, General Dentist practicing over 25 years.
AGD PACE Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency Training and CPR
Florida Dentists with Sedation Permit: This course DOES NOT fulfill mandatory medical emergencies (Requires hands-on training – Online coursea are not accepted by the board) continuing education for Florida Dentists holding sedation permits.
Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study Course (Training + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.
Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.
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