Medical Emergencies In The Dental Office
May 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pmUSD $419
A crisis situation can — and likely will — occur at some time in your practice. Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle a life threatening medical crisis.
There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire “up to the minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas.
Daniel Pompa, DDS — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, ADA Consultant and Seminar Series Speaker — discusses the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. Delivered in an interactive, high energy, multimedia presentation frequently described by attendees as “highly informative,” “engaging,” and “exceptional.” A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods is reviewed, giving the attendee a clear understanding of these medical findings. We will explore the “Conversational History” and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, the participant will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. We clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for participants to hone their skills utilizing simulation models and real drugs.
After attending this presentation, the participant will leave with considerable medical knowledge along with a simple approach that can provide life saving skills. Participants will bridge the gap between the didactic knowledge presented and the ability to manage an actual crisis. We will accomplish this by describing real emergency scenarios, and then review the recognition and management protocols for each emergency. This will be done in an open group format as case presentation discussions.
Emergencies to be covered in the following order:
- Orthostatic Hypotension
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Seizures and Epilepsy
- Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock
- Asthmatic Attack
- Mild Allergic Reactions
- Stroke (CVA)
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cardiac Arrest