Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office- Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office- Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 6th Edition


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

1. Introduction

2. Prevention

3. Preparation

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

12. Hyperventilation

13. Asthma

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

21. Seizures

Part Six: Drug-Related Emergencies

22. Drug-Related Emergencies: Genral Considerations

23. Drug Overdose Reactions

24. Allergy

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
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA


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