Statistics show that most emergencies in a dental office occur during or immediately following local anesthesia administration. Syncope is the most frequent medical emergency, accounting for 50% of cases, followed by allergic reactions at 8% and hyperventilation at 7%. Don’t wait until it’s too late – enroll in this *interactive on demand webinar to learn how to effectively interview patients about their health history and medications to uncover undisclosed details that could put them at risk.
Signs, symptoms and team readiness response are critical. You will be able to take action for medical emergency preparedness knowing your roles, responsibilities and limitations. Topics covered include:
- Prevention (medical history, vitals, monitoring patient during procedures)
- Health history interview
- First aid and medical emergency equipment storage and maintenance
- Allergic reactions including asthma and anaphylaxis
- Breathing difficulties and Respiratory Arrest
- Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
- Stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrest
Course Objectives: The Participant will:
- identify common medical conditions in a dental practice
- assess risk factors to consider and take preventive measures
- list equipment necessary in a medical emergency situation
- explain the role and responsibilities of team members
- understand how to interview a patient about their health history
Original date: 03/18/2022, Expiry date: 03/17/2025
Speaker: Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed., MS
Cathie received her degrees from the Fones School at the University of Bridgeport, and a master’s degree in Health and healing. Cathie is a DH educator, national lecturer and frequent speaker for PLS. She is a clinical instructor at Goodwin College, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, and an Emergency Care Institute CPR Instructor at Bridgeport Hospital.
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts to disclose
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.