BEST SELLER Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Response Guide Your patients’ well-being always comes first—this not only applies to oral health, but also to medical emergencies in your dental office. To make sure you and your dental team are ready for any health issues that may arise, take advantage of our dental medical emergency training program. The manual and videos cover: 13 specific emergencies with instructions for handling them Recommended equipment and supplies for a dental emergency kit Staff assignments during an emergency and the responsibilities for each role Dealing discreetly with other people in the dental office during an emergency, such as other patients and the medically distressed person’s spouse or caretaker The importance of thorough record keeping during a medical event, and what to include in these notes How giving specific location instructions to emergency medical technicians can save time and possibly a life when every second counts Earn 3 hours CE credit. CE tests are subject to a $20 grading fee per test. P082BT Spiral bound book + e-book, 38 pages + DVD + streaming videos Members $135.95 Retail $202.95 Book ISBN: 978-1-68447-005-1 | e-book ISBN: 978-1-68447-053-2 KEY FEATURES Step-by-step instructions to aid in identifying and managing common medical emergencies, such as fainting, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, seizures, diabetic events, strokes and cardiac arrest List of recommended equipment and supplies for a dental emergency kit Detailed duty sheet instructing each team member of their tasks during a medical emergency Four educational videos for the dentist and team to watch via streaming videos or DVD CE test worth 3 credit hours 4 VIDEOS INCLUDED 1 It Won’t Happen Here discusses what constitutes a medical emergency, factors that may increase the likelihood of one and what you should do to be prepared. 2 My Role in a Crisis details the assignments and duties of each dental team member in a medical emergency. 3 Using Medical Equipment is a brief overview on how to use common medical supplies and equipment during an emergency. 4 Crisis in a Clinic shows a dental team successfully managing a medical emergency. 5 Dentist/Team Leader The dentist should be able to remain with the patient throughout the medical emergency. The dentist’s duties are to: Assess the nature and severity of the problem Maintain the patient’s airway and assist with ventilation, as needed for non-breathing patients, during CPR, etc. Provide appropriate care Direct staff Determine when to call 911 Clinical Assistant/Primary Support Person The assistant’s principal goal is to directly assist the dentist in treating the emergency. The clinical assistant should: Remain consistently with the dentist and patient throughout the emergency Provide patient care as directed by the dentist Start O2 and be responsible for respiration if necessary In the event of cardiac arrest, provide chest compressions while the dentist provides ventilations per the American Heart Association’s two-person CPR for healthcare providers Dental Hygienist/Patient Assessor and Record Keeper The dental hygienist should: Take and record the patient’s vital signs as directed Note the time when the medical event began. Start and maintain a written record of vital signs, medications administered, patient responses, and team actions Assist the clinical assistant, as appropriate Relieve the assistant from chest compressions, if necessary Office Manager/Rover The office manager should: Collect. Bring all medical supplies and equipment to the dentist treating the emergency, including the portable oxygen tank, oropharyngeal airways, medication kit, medical emergencies guide, and AED Call. Stand by to call 911 as directed Control. Be responsible for containing other individuals, including patients, in locations away from the emergency, such as other operatories and the reception area Assist emergency medical services in locating the door to the office Sample Duty Sheet: Designated Staff Roles in a Medical Emergency Dental office staff may make copies of this duty sheet, laminate them and hang them in places where they will be visible and accessible to the dental team during a medical emergency for example, the sterilization area, the hygiene area, the business area, the break room, etc. Notice for Sample Pages: Reproduction of this material by dentists and their staff for use in the dental practice is permitted. Any other use, duplication or distribution by any other party requires the prior written approval of the American Dental Association. This material is for general reference purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice, and does not cover specific federal or state law. Changes in applicable laws may require revision. Dentists should contact qualified legal counsel for legal advice, such as advice pertaining to HIPAA compliance and applicable state laws and regulations. 18 Angina/Heart A (Myocardial Infarction (MI)) Signs & Symptoms: Protocol: Assess level of consciousness Position in Semi-Fowler’s position Check for possible airway obstructions Start supplemental O2 via cannula or mask Take blood pressure to check for hypotension Start written record Minor Major Is dentist available and able to return to office? Supplemental O2 Activate EMS/call 911 If patient has physician-prescribed EpiPen and has the EpiPen on their person, they may self-administer it at this time Yes No Contact DDS Allow DDS to treat Consult MD and advise. If unavailable, secure other medical personnel or call EMS/911 Minor Attack/Think “Skin” Hives (wheal and flare) Itching Swelling Redness Runny nose Major Attack/Think “Airway” Labored breathing Wheezing, possibly coughing Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin) Rapid heart beat Falling blood pressure Tightening in chest Incontinence Allergic Reactions Team Leader: Dental Team Notice for Sample Pages: Reproduction of this material by dentists and their staff for use in the dental practice is permitted. Any other use, duplication or distribution by any other party requires the prior written approval of the American Dental Association. This material is for general reference purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice, and does not cover specific federal or state law. Changes in applicable laws may require revision. Dentists should contact qualified legal counsel for legal advice, such as advice pertaining to HIPAA compliance and applicable state laws and regulations. MANAGING YOUR PRACTICE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT Laminated with full-color charts ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 29
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