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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 7e

Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. It describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively, and details the resources that must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. This edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. Written by respected educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies. "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 A logical format reflects the way emergencies are encountered in a dental practice, with chapters organized by commonly seen clinical signs and symptoms, such as unconsciousness or altered consciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, chest pain, and cardiac arrest. Step-by-step procedures include detailed, numbered instructions for stabilizing and treating victims (PCABD) in common medical emergencies. Full-color illustrations demonstrate emergency techniques in realistic clarity. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find essential concepts and information. Quick-reference algorithms in the appendix include step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in common emergency situations. A differential diagnosis chapter ends each of the book's parts on common emergencies. UPDATED content includes the most current guidelines for drug-related emergencies, unconsciousness, altered consciousness, and cardiac arrest as well as protocols for obstructed airway management. UPDATED PCABD boxes reflect the American Heart Association's new sequence of steps for stabilizing and treating victims with an easy-to-remember acronym: Positioning, Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Definitive Management. UPDATED! Emergency drug and equipment kit instructions help you assemble emergency kits and ensure that your dental office has safe, current materials on hand.
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Table of Contents

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


.."it is very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies. Each medical emergency is given a very detailed background of risk factors, pathophysiology, prevention and clinical manifestations before management of the condition is discussed." Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015 ?"This book promises to be a key source of information for all members of the dental team in all care settings and of immense value for those involved in developing training and lectures on this topic, especially with the latest online components available." Reviewed by L. Khamashta Ledezma on behalf of European Journal of Orthodontics, February 2015

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