Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition


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. 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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