A Review of Medical Emergencies and Local Anesthesia Techniques

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A Review of Medical Emergencies and Local Anesthesia Techniques

A Review of Medical Emergencies and Techniques
Developed By:
Eileen A. Clark, RDH, MS

Course Objectives

Following this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss proper preparation for medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office setting.  
  • Understand the underlying conditions that increase the risk of a medical emergency occurrence in the dental office setting.
  • Evaluate the patient medical history and ASA to identify treatment modifications and potential for emergency situations in the administration of local anesthesia.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms/pathophysiology of the most common medical emergencies in the dental office setting
  • Discuss the proper management protocol for the most commonly occurring medical emergencies in the dental office setting
  • Recognize and manage local and systemic complications associated with local anesthesia administration
  • Understand the steps to successful local anesthesia techniques in dentistry
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    Introduction

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    Instructor Bio
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    Instructions
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    0. Medical Emergencies Review

    Preparation, Patient Assessment, and Management

    Office Preparation

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    1a. Patient Assessment
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    1b. Emergency Kit
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    1c. Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Administration
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    1d. General Office Preparation

    Top 10 Medical Emergencies

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    2a. Vasovagal/Vasodepressor Syncope
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    2b. Postural/Orthostatic Hypotension
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    2c. Hyperventilation
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    2d. Angina/Myocardial Infarction
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    2e. Seizure Disorders/Local Anesthetic Overdose
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    2f. Asthma
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    2g. Allergic Reaction
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    2h. Epinephrine Reaction
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    2i. Diabetes/Hypoglycemic Reaction

    Local Anesthesia Administration Technique Review

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    3. Local Anesthesia Administration Technique Review

    References

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    References

    Exam

    1
    LA Certification Renewal Course Exam
    1 question

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