“Medical Emergencies and Real Life Crises in the Dental Office”
Sean Thoms, DMD, MS
Supported, in part, by Garfield Refining
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ces and Judy's
Educational Method: Lecture
- Section 1: Pre-operative evaluation of the medically compromised patient highlighting the collection and interpretation of vital signs, medical history review, and referral for medical testing.
- Section 2: Pathophysiology and treatment of medical emergencies from syncope to cardiac arrest.
- Section 3: Emergency equipment and “kits”. Preparation of the dental team for emergency situations.
- Section 4: Review of real-life clinical emergencies encountered by Dr. Thoms throughout his training and clinical practice including severe hypoglycemia, seizures, anaphylaxis, and cardiac arrest.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course will review medical emergencies observed in dentistry and is designed to help dentists and their staff assess the emergency preparedness of their office. Topics of discussion will include collection and interpretation of medical history and vital signs, pathophysiology and treatment of common and uncommon medical emergencies, and necessary emergency equipment and staff training for the office. Lastly, an evaluation of real-life emergencies encountered by Dr. Thoms throughout his training and clinical practice will be discussed.