Medical Emergencies In The Dental Office, Are You Ready?
3 CE Credits
COURSE OUTLINE: This course will review ways to reduce the likelihood that a medical emergency will occur. Proper patient assessment, including the medical history review and vital sign measurement will be discussed so that the practitioner will be able to predict which patients are at an increase risk for a medical emergency. Next, a discussion regarding current protocols for basic life support and the use of an automated external defibrillator will be presented. Finally, the use of the seven, essential emergency drugs that all dentists should have in their offices will be reviewed. How these drugs are organized and administered will be presented. At the end of this section, the participant will understand which drug is required for which emergency as well as their route of administration and their adult and pediatric dosages.
David Isen BSc., DDS David’s dental clinic (Sleep For Dentistry) is an anaesthesia-based practice in Toronto treating patients who require intravenous sedation or advanced techniques in local anaesthesia. Many of these people have special medical needs or are dental phobic. David is a past president of the Ontario Dental Society of Anesthesiology. As a lecturer, he has presented for both Western University’s and University of Toronto’s Continuing Education Programs. David has given over three hundred presentations throughout North America and around the world on topics related to local anaesthesia and medical emergencies in the dental office. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, The International College of Dentists and The Pierre Fauchard Academy. David is the author of numerous journal articles. He also has peer-reviewed articles for a variety of dental journals and as well has acted as a consultant for dental and pharmaceutical companies.