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Emergency Medicine Part 2: Preparation
CE Credit(s):
2
Member Price:
$98.00
Retail Price:
$138.00
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Description:

Updated for 2018
Preparation of the office and staff for medical emergencies that will inevitably occur is discussed in this course. Basic life support; an in-office emergency response team; activating emergency medical services; and emergency drugs & equipment are reviewed.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the legal obligation of a doctor to the victim of a medical emergency
  2. List the 4 components of preparation of the office for medical emergencies
  3. Describe the victim who is "clinically dead."
  4. Describe the difference between "clinical" and "biological" death
  5. List and describe the steps in the AHA 2010 cardiac arrest algorithm
  6. List and describe the steps in the algorithm for all medical emergencies
  7. Explain why survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest are significantly lower in young children than in adults
  8. Describe the functions of each member of the In-Office Emergency Team
  9. List the 7 drugs in the bare-bones-basic emergency drug kit

Abstract:

Not all medical emergency situations can be prevented. In this section we discuss the preparation of the dental office & staff to (1) prevent, (2) recognize and (3) efficiently manage those medical emergencies that might arise. The importance of basic life support; development of an in-office emergency response team; (3) activation of emergency medical services; and (4) a basic emergency drug kit & equipment will be discussed.

Outline:

Not all medical emergency situations can be prevented. In this section we discuss the preparation of the dental office & staff to (1) prevent, (2) recognize and (3) efficiently manage those medical emergencies that might arise. The importance of basic life support; development of an in-office emergency response team; (3) activation of emergency medical services; and (4) a basic emergency drug kit & equipment will be discussed.

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