Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7/e

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Author: Malamed
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9788131243053
Language: English
Published: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Prepare your students to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps students learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7/e

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Prepare your students to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps students learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. 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 edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. From well-known dentistry expert Dr. Stanley Malamed, this resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies.

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