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Original Release Date: April 27, 2011
Review Date: April 24, 2014
Expiration Date: April 24, 2017
Fulfills the medical emergencies requirement in the following states: CT (DDS), FL (DDS with anesthesia permit), MN (DDS, RDH, RDA), OR (DDS & RDH), and VT (DDS, RDH, RDA).
As healthcare providers dental professionals must be prepared to recognize and properly manage patients who are experiencing medical emergencies in the dental office. This course identifies the general requirements and techniques for management of medical emergencies in the dental office. It describes the signs symptoms and management of common emergencies such as local anesthetic emergencies seizures respiratory distress including acute asthma and choking hypoglycemia cardiovascular problems in association with local anesthetics orthostatic hypotension drug allergy chest pain and other cardiopulmonary emergencies including cardiac arrest and the use of defibrillation. This course draws on the new 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR.
AGD Subject Code: 142
Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
- Describe how to prepare the dental office to manage medical emergency situations.
- Describe the signs, symptoms, and management of common medical emergencies that occur in the dental office.
- Identify the steps of basic life support.
John F. Kross, MSc, DMD, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry Medical Center of Delaware. His professional training and experience includes practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and New London, Pennsylvania, and instructing students at Delaware Technical and Community College in oral pathology. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses for the past 15 years. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.
- Courses must be completed within 1 year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.