No one expects an emergency: Preparing
for the unexpected or maybe expectedOverview
Hours are spent training and practicing emergency procedures for
adults but totally ignored is a large percentage patient population, children.
Emergencies don’t only happen in sedated patients; they can occur in children at
any time. Do you have the training and the specific equipment needed to treat
and stabilize children? This course will review identification, recognition and
treatment of medical and sedation emergencies. By understanding the unique
physiology and anatomy of the pediatric patient, prevention of an emergency
becomes and important component of emergency care. A child specific emergency
kit setup will also be discussed.
After completing this course, you will be able
Develop a pediatric appropriate emergency kit
Understand pediatric anatomy and physiology and why
emergencies are unique in children
Develop and train staff for emergency preparedness
Recognize and manage airway issues in children early in order
to stabilize and provide definitive treatment
Manage vomiting, allergic reactions, overdoses of local
anesthetic and anaphylaxis
Understand the need for frequent emergency training for
doctors and staff
David Rothman, D.D.S., is a Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist practicing in SF and Associate Clinical Professor at CWRU. He
completed GP and Anesthesia Residencies prior to his Pediatric training at UCSF.
Past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at UOP he is active in organized dentistry and
is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ICD and ACD.