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Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 2
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Now what do I do? Identifying and treating emergencies

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 to:
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

Looking for Part 1?
Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 1

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.


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