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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: PREVENTION1. Introduction2. Prevention3. Preparation4. Legal ConsiderationsPART TWO: UNCONSCIOUSNESS5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations6. Vasodepressor Syncope7. Postural Hypotension8. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency9. Unconsciousness: Differential DiagnosisPART THREE: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS10. Respiratory Distress: General Considerations11. Foreign Body Airway Obstruction12. Hyperventilation13. Asthma 14. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema15. Respiratory Distress: Differential DiagnosisPART FOUR: ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS16. Altered Consciousness: General Considerations17. Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia18. Thyroid Gland Dysfunction19. Cerebrovascular Accident20. Altered Consciousness: Differential DiagnosisPART FIVE: SEIZURES21. SeizuresPART SIX: DRUG-RELATED EMERGENCIES22. Drug-Related Emergencies: General Considerations23. Drug Overdose Reactions24. Allergy25. Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential DiagnosisPART SEVEN: CHEST PAIN26. Chest Pain: General Considerations27. Angina Pectoris28. Acute Myocardial Infarction 29. Chest Pain: Differential DiagnosisPART EIGHT: CARDIAC ARREST30. Cardiac Arrest 31. Pediatric ConsiderationsAppendix: 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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