This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter.
- Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations.
- PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed.
- Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations.
- Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market.
- Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment.
- Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly.
- A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support.
- A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship.
- An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.
Part One: Prevention
4. Medicolegal Considerations, written by Daniel L. Orrr II, PhD, JD, MD
Part Two: Unconsciousness
5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations
6. Vasodepressor Syndrome
7. Postural Hypotension
8. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency
9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis
Part Three: Respiratory Distress
10. Respiratory Distress: General Considerations
11. Airway Obstruction
14. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema
15. Respiratory Distress: Differential Diagnosis
Part Four: Altered Consciousness
16. Altered Consciousness: General Considerations
17. Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
18. Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
19. Cerebrovascular Accident
20. Altered Consciousness: Differential Diagnosis
Part Five: Seizures
Part Six: Drug-Related Emergencies
22. Drug-Related Emergencies: Genral Considerations
23. Drug Overdose Reactions
25. Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential Diagnosis
Part Seven: Chest Pain
26. Chest Pain: General Considerations
27. Angina Pectoris
28. Acute Myocardial Infarction
29. Chest Pain: Differential Diagnosis
Part Eight: Cardiac Arrest
30. Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
31. Pediatric Considerations
Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life Threatening Situations