Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. Edition No. 7

  • ID: 3683712
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter.

"It successfully fulfils its aim of stimulating all members of the dental team to improve and maintain their skills in the effective prevention, recognition and management of medical emergencies."Reviewed by: European Journal of Orthodontics, March 2015

 "..very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies." Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015

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PART ONE: PREVENTION
1. Introduction
2.  Prevention
3.  Preparation
4.  Legal Considerations
PART TWO: UNCONSCIOUSNESS
5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations
6. Vasodepressor Syncope
7. Postural Hypotension
8.  Acute Adrenal Insufficiency
9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis
PART THREE: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
10.  Respiratory Distress: General Considerations
11.  Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
12.  Hyperventilation
13.  Asthma
14.  Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema
15.  Respiratory Distress: Differential Diagnosis
PART FOUR: ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS
16.  Altered Consciousness: General Considerations
17.  Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
18.  Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
19.  Cerebrovascular Accident
20.  Altered Consciousness: Differential Diagnosis
PART FIVE: SEIZURES
21. Seizures
PART SIX: DRUG-RELATED EMERGENCIES
22. Drug-Related Emergencies: General Considerations
23. Drug Overdose Reactions
24. Allergy
25. Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential Diagnosis
PART SEVEN: CHEST PAIN
26. Chest Pain: General Considerations
27. Angina Pectoris
28. Acute Myocardial Infarction 
29. Chest Pain: Differential Diagnosis
PART EIGHT: CARDIAC ARREST
30. Cardiac Arrest
31.  Pediatric Considerations
Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life-Threatening Situations
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Malamed, Stanley F. Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA.
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