Emergency Medicine – 10- Minutes to Save A Life
Prof. Dr. Stanley Malamed, DDS, Emeritus Professor of Dentistry – USA
Medical emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere and to anyone.
Such situations are more likely to occur in dental office environment due to the increased level of stress that is so often present. In this course Professor Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and the basics of recognition and management. We will discuss preparation of the office and staff, including a review of suggested emergency drugs and equipment. We will discuss recognition and management of specific situation including unconsciousness, respiratory distress, seizures and chest pain.
Up to 75% of medical emergency situations seen in the dental office environment can be prevented. Through the use of proper patient evaluation (medical history, dialogue history and monitoring vital signs, situations such as bronchospasms, seizures and angina may – in most instances – be prevented. However, ‘stuff’ still happens and for this reason the dental office must be prepared to quickly recognize and effectively manage those emergencies dies that might still arise. Professor Malamed will review the 4 steps involved in preparation of the office and staff, and then review several of the more common emergency situations seen in the dental office environment. These will include: syncope (fainting); bronchospasm (‘asthma attack’); seizures (convulsions, fits); and chest pain including angina, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest.
- List and discuss the four steps in office preparation for medical emergencies
- List and discuss the indications for the eight basic emergency drugs
- Discuss the basic management of convulsions (seizures)
- Discuss the basic management of bronchospasm (acute asthmatic episode)
- Discuss the basic management of angina pectoris
- Discuss the basic management of myocardial infarction
- Discuss the basic management of cardiac arrest
Who should attend?
- General Practitioners
- Dental Hygienists
- Dental Technicians
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Students
Workshop Procedure and provided materials:
My program is entirely DIDACTIC – slides and video are the sole means of delivering the material to the audience
14:00 – 15:00 | Lecture: Introduction to emergency medicine; preparation of the dental office
15:00 – 16:00 | Lecture: Management of seizures, respiratory distress
16:00 – 17:00 | Lecture: Management of angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest
Prof. Dr. Stanley Malamed is dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor of dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (formerly the University of Southern California). He is the author of three textbooks: Handbook of Local Anesthesia: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office; and Sedation – a guide to patient management.
Professor Malamed has authored more than 170 scientific papers and lectures extensively worldwide.
INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation Est. designates this activity for 3.0 continuing education credits.