Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office book cover

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

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.

Paperback, 568 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04235-2

Contents

  • Part One: Prevention

    1. Introduction

    2. Prevention

    3. Preparation

    4. Medicolegal Considerations, written by Daniel L. Orrr II, PhD, JD, MD

    Part Two: Unconsciousness

    5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations

    6. Vasodepressor Syndrome

    7. Postural Hypotension

    8. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

    9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis

    Part Three: Respiratory Distress

    10. Respiratory Distress: General Considerations

    11. 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: Genral 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 and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    31. Pediatric Considerations

    Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life Threatening Situations

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