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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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

  • 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.  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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