Key Features

  • 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.

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

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323171250
eBook ISBN:
9780323171236
eBook ISBN:
9780323280389
Print ISBN:
9780323171229