Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices
How can we provide safe and effective treatment when working with a medically compromised patient? Performing a thorough Medical risk assessment is a critical part of patient care. This course will review the basic guidelines for provider and team accountability. The discussion encompasses prevention, recognition of early warning signs and treatment of common medical emergencies in dental practice settings.
The participant will be able to:
1. understand the importance of prevention in medical emergencies
2. recognize early warning signs of medical emergencies
3. identify effective and efficient ways to respond and treat the most common dental office emergencies including:
· allergic reactions
· seizures and
· respiratory distress
4. recall pre-med protocol
5. identify first aid kit contents and use of oxygen
6. understand guidelines for a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with OSHA regulations,
assessment protocol and documentation
7. relate the importance of current CPR training to medical emergencies
Caution: Per ADACERP guidelines, participants are advised to use caution when applying new course information to their practice. Additional research is always recommended.
CPR: Basic Life Support & AED includes the new AHA Healthcare Provider Adult/Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithms for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients (established April 2020)
This course is oriented to training the dental team and includes current techniques for all adult and pediatric victims and guidelines for:
• Rescue breathing
• AED (automated external defibrillation)
• CPR (first and second responder)
• Airway obstruction
Training is provided by AHA authorized experienced instructors with dental, medical or EMT backgrounds.AHA Instructors: Wendy Mazzamauro, RDH, and Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed. - Emergency Care Institute Training Site Faculty- affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital.
CPR CARDS: CPR cards are NO longer mailed. E-cards will be emailed to individual email addresses. The e-card is active for two years. You will receive an email notice when your card is available to download. It may take up to 1 week. Please CHECK SPAM/JUNK MAIL. make sure you claim your card. The e-card is active for two years. There will be a service charge to re-issue your card if you do not claim it.
This course is also offered to dental practices, study clubs and organizations. It also may be combined with other topics.Contact PLS for information and arrangements: 203-261-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclose: The Instructors have no conflicts to disclose.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2021). 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.
Concerns or complaints about CE may be directed to PLS or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/20) Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements.