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Medical emergencies can and do occur within the dental office environment. A large percentage of these emergencies could be prevented or at least better treated if all the members of the dental team were more knowledgeable in the prevention and management of emergency situations. Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries, 3e is designed to provide dental auxiliaries with the basic skills and knowledge necessary in order for them to function effectively as part of the dental team when faced with a medical emergency. A must for all dental auxiliaries working in dental offices to stay up to date on possible medical emergencies, First Aid skills, and important information on the legal aspect of emergency care in the dental office. (key words: dental, dentist, dental auxiliaries, dental emergency, dental assisting)
Table of Contents
|Vital Signs||p. 2|
|Blood Pressure||p. 2|
|Recording the Pulse||p. 5|
|Health History||p. 7|
|Review Questions||p. 13|
|Office Emergency Routine||p. 16|
|Emergency Kit||p. 18|
|Oxygen Tank||p. 20|
|Review Questions||p. 24|
|Physical Changes Resulting in Vasodepressor Syncope||p. 28|
|Signs and Symptoms||p. 29|
|Review Questions||p. 34|
|Dental Hazards||p. 38|
|Anatomy of the Airway||p. 39|
|Types of Airway Obstructions||p. 39|
|The Heimlich Maneuver||p. 41|
|Heimlich Maneuver on Infants and Children||p. 44|
|Special Patients||p. 47|
|Performing the Heimlich on Yourself||p. 48|
|Review Questions||p. 50|
|Review Questions||p. 61|
|Signs and Symptoms||p. 64|
|Review Questions||p. 67|
|Types of Seizures||p. 72|
|Dental Implications of Epilepsy||p. 76|
|Review Questions||p. 78|
|Functions of Glucose and Insulin||p. 84|
|Gestational Diabetes||p. 86|
|Oral Hypoglycemics||p. 86|
|Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia||p. 87|
|Medical Problems||p. 91|
|Oral Manifestations||p. 92|
|Review Questions||p. 95|
|Allergic Reaction||p. 101|
|Importance of Medical History||p. 102|
|Types of Reaction||p. 103|
|Respiratory Allergic Reaction||p. 106|
|Anaphylactic Reaction||p. 106|
|Allergy to Anesthesia||p. 110|
|Latex Allergies||p. 111|
|Review Questions||p. 115|
|Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction|
|Anatomy of the Heart||p. 120|
|Coronary Artery Disease||p. 122|
|Angina Pectoris||p. 123|
|Precipitating Factors of Angina Episodes||p. 124|
|Myocardial Infarction||p. 129|
|Differences Between Angina and Myocardial Infarction||p. 131|
|Review Questions||p. 134|
|Cardiac Arrest||p. 138|
|External Compression||p. 143|
|CPR for Infants and Children||p. 148|
|Dangers of CPR||p. 153|
|Review Questions||p. 154|
|Transient Ischemic Attack||p. 160|
|Cerebral Embolism||p. 161|
|Cerebral Hemorrhage||p. 162|
|Cerebral Infarction||p. 162|
|Cerebral Thrombosis||p. 163|
|Signs and Symptoms||p. 163|
|Review Questions||p. 167|
|Occupational Hazards and Emergencies|
|Hazards to Office Personnel||p. 172|
|Patient Dental Emergencies||p. 176|
|Review Questions||p. 181|
|Legal Problems of Emergency Care|
|Duty to Treat||p. 186|
|Duty Not to Abandon||p. 186|
|Duty of Preparedness||p. 186|
|Dental Staff's Responsibilities||p. 186|
|Good Samaritan Law||p. 187|
|Preventing Legal Problems||p. 187|
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