Life-threatening emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Such situations are somewhat more likely to occur within the confines of the dental office due to the increased level of stress that is so often present. In this course Dr. Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and recognition and management. The first session will include a discussion of preparation involving the office and staff and includes a thorough review of the office emergency kit (drugs and equipment). The second session will include the recognition and management of specific emergency situations follows and includes the management of unconsciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies and chest pain, including cardiac arrest and use of the AED. This course is designed for all members of the dental office staff, not just the doctor and chairside personnel. Situations discussed here can happen outside of the dental environment as well as in the office. Everyone should be prepared!
Describe the basic management protocol for medical emergencies
List and describe the indications for the 7 basic emergency drugs
Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of altered consciousness
Determine the management of altered consciousness
Name the clinical signs and symptoms of respiratory distress
Establish the management of respiratory distress
Discuss the clinical signs and symptoms of allergic reactions
Recommend the management of allergic reactions
Specify the clinical signs and symptoms of ‘chest pain’
If you must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, please call 250-472-4747 at least five working days prior to commencement of the course to receive a refund. Dentists will be charged a $75 administrative fee per day of withdrawal, and allied professionals will be charged a $40 administrative fee per day of withdrawal.