7 Critical Steps to take During a Medical Emergency in Your Dental Practice; 1.5 CEUs; CE On-Demand Webinar
Published statistics state that most emergencies occur during or immediately following local anesthesia administration for dental treatment procedures. The most frequent medical emergency in the dental office is syncope represented 50%, the next most frequent is mild allergy at 8% followed with hyperventilation occur at 7% of all emergencies.
Int J Med Health Sci. July 2017,Vol-6;Issue-3
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Target AudienceAll Dental Team Members
Teaching MethodRecorded Webinar w Interactive Q&A
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This course addresses medical emergencies that may be encountered in a dental practice. The presentation focuses on how to interview a patient's health history and medications to uncover undisclosed details.
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.
1. Prevention (medical history, vitals, monitoring patient during procedures)
2. Health history interview
3. First aid and medical emergency equipment storage and maintenance
4. Allergic reactions including asthma and anaphylaxis
5. Breathing difficulties and Respiratory Arrest
6. Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
8. Stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrest
The participants will:
1. identify common medical conditions in a dental practice
2. assess risk factors to consider and take preventive measures
3. list equipment necessary in a medical emergency situation
4. explain the role and responsibilities of team members
5. understand how to interview a patient about their health history
Original date (date the video was created): 01/18/2022
Expiry date (date the video will be retired): 01/17/2025
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.
Disclosure: The speaker has no conflicts to disclose
Caution: Participants are advised to use caution when applying new course information in dental practice. Further research and training is always recommended.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/21 - 12/31/25). 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.
This course is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about CE may be directed to PLS at email@example.com 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 (11/1/2022-12/31/22) Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements.