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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition

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Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. It describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively, and details the resources that must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. This edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. Written by respected educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies.

"It successfully fulfils its aim of stimulating all members of the dental team to improve and maintain their skills in the effective prevention, recognition and management of medical emergencies." Reviewed by European Journal of Orthodontics, March 2015

"...very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies." Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015

    • A logical format reflects the way emergencies are encountered in a dental practice, with chapters organized by commonly seen clinical signs and symptoms, such as unconsciousness or altered consciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, chest pain, and cardiac arrest.
    • Step-by-step procedures include detailed, numbered instructions for stabilizing and treating victims (PCABD) in common medical emergencies.
    • Full-color illustrations demonstrate emergency techniques in realistic clarity.
    • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find essential concepts and information.
    • Quick-reference algorithms in the appendix include step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in common emergency situations.
    • A differential diagnosis chapter ends each of the book’s parts on common emergencies.
      • UPDATED content includes the most current guidelines for drug-related emergencies, unconsciousness, altered consciousness, and cardiac arrest as well as protocols for obstructed airway management.
      • UPDATED PCABD boxes reflect the American Heart Association’s new sequence of steps for stabilizing and treating victims with an easy-to-remember acronym: Positioning, Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Definitive Management.
      • UPDATED! Emergency drug and equipment kit instructions help you assemble emergency kits and ensure that your dental office has safe, current materials on hand.
      PART ONE: PREVENTION
      1. Introduction
      2.  Prevention
      3.  Preparation
      4.  Legal Considerations
      PART TWO: UNCONSCIOUSNESS
      5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations
      6. Vasodepressor Syncope
      7. Postural Hypotension
      8.  Acute Adrenal Insufficiency
      9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis
      PART THREE: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
      10.  Respiratory Distress: General Considerations
      11.  Foreign Body 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: General 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
      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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