Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition, (PDF) helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental clinic or office. 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 latest 7th edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, chest pain, 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.
- Full-color illustrations demonstrate emergency techniques in realistic clarity.
- Summary boxes and tables make it easy to find essential concepts and information.
- A differential diagnosis chapter ends each of the book’s parts on common emergencies.
- Step-by-step procedures include detailed, numbered instructions for stabilizing and treating victims (PCABD) in common medical emergencies.
- Quick-reference algorithms in the appendix include step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in common emergency situations.
- UPDATED! Emergency drug and equipment kit instructions help you assemble emergency kits and ensure that your dental office has safe, current materials on hand.
- 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.
- 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, seizures, respiratory distress, chest pain, drug-related emergencies, and cardiac arrest.
“…very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies.” – S.McKernon on behalf of the British Dental Journal, July 2015
“It successfully fulfills 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.” – European Journal of Orthodontics, March 2015