Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124487
Title:
Medical emergencies in dental practice.
Authors:
Wilson, M H; McArdle, N S; Fitzpatrick, J J; Stassen, L F A
Affiliation:
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School & Hospital/St James's Hospital, Dublin 2.
Citation:
Medical emergencies in dental practice., 55 (3):134-43 J Ir Dent Assoc
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124487
PubMed ID:
19591313
Abstract:
Serious medical emergencies are fortunately a rare occurrence in the dental practice environment; however, if an emergency situation is encountered a delay in treatment may result in potentially avoidable consequences. The risk of mortality or serious morbidity can be reduced by ensuring that basic emergency equipment and medications are in place, and that the dental team is appropriately trained in basic life support measures. This article aims to provide an overview of the basic emergency medications and equipment that should be present in dental practices, and to discuss specific responses to some of the more common adverse medical events that can present while providing dental treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adrenal Insufficiency; Airway Obstruction; Anaphylaxis; Angina Pectoris; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Defibrillators; Dental Care for Chronically Ill; Dental Staff; Emergencies; Emergency Treatment; Epilepsy; Humans; Hyperventilation; Hypoglycemia; Myocardial Infarction; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Syncope
ISSN:
0021-1133

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilson, M Hen
dc.contributor.authorMcArdle, N Sen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, J Jen
dc.contributor.authorStassen, L F Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-14T13:03:01Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-14T13:03:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationMedical emergencies in dental practice., 55 (3):134-43 J Ir Dent Assocen
dc.identifier.issn0021-1133-
dc.identifier.pmid19591313-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124487-
dc.description.abstractSerious medical emergencies are fortunately a rare occurrence in the dental practice environment; however, if an emergency situation is encountered a delay in treatment may result in potentially avoidable consequences. The risk of mortality or serious morbidity can be reduced by ensuring that basic emergency equipment and medications are in place, and that the dental team is appropriately trained in basic life support measures. This article aims to provide an overview of the basic emergency medications and equipment that should be present in dental practices, and to discuss specific responses to some of the more common adverse medical events that can present while providing dental treatment.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdrenal Insufficiency-
dc.subject.meshAirway Obstruction-
dc.subject.meshAnaphylaxis-
dc.subject.meshAngina Pectoris-
dc.subject.meshCardiopulmonary Resuscitation-
dc.subject.meshDefibrillators-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Chronically Ill-
dc.subject.meshDental Staff-
dc.subject.meshEmergencies-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Treatment-
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHyperventilation-
dc.subject.meshHypoglycemia-
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarction-
dc.subject.meshPharmaceutical Preparations-
dc.subject.meshSyncope-
dc.titleMedical emergencies in dental practice.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School & Hospital/St James's Hospital, Dublin 2.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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