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Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional, 2nd edition

  • Ellen B. Grimes

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

2nd edition

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Overview

Updated for the latest knowledge and practice standards, MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: ESSENTIALS FOR THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL, 2/e thoroughly discusses the essential elements of 30 different medical emergencies dental professionals may encounter, including etiology, signs, symptoms and treatment. It presents case scenarios and resolutions designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving; demonstrates the importance medical histories and vital signs in preventing emergencies; and guides students in developing appropriate medical emergency kits. Case Scenarios and Case Resolutions promote critical thinking skills Critical thinking is in the previous sentence, and easy-to-follow Treatment Flow Charts walk students visually through emergency procedures. Easy-to-use tables present the Signs & Symptoms of each emergency, and an At-A-Glance table summarizes the essentials of all emergencies. Student practice tests are now offered online, and extensive instructor support materials are available, including PowerPoint® presentations for each chapter.

Table of contents

PART 1. EMERGENCY PREPARATION

1. Introduction

2. The Emergency Kit

3. Vital Signs and Hypertensive Urgency and Emergency

4. Oxygen Administration

 

PART 2. NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES

5. Syncope

6. Shock

7. Hyperventilation

8. Seizure Disorders

9. Cerebrovascular Accident

 

PART 3. CARDIAC EMERGENCIES

10. Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

11. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema

12. Cardiac Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Malfunction

 

PART 4. RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES

13. Asthma

14. Obstructed Airway, Aspiration or Ingestion of a Foreign Object

15. Allergic Reactions

 

PART 5. ENDOCRINE EMERGENCIES

16. Diabetes-Related Emergencies

17. Adrenal Insufficiency and Crisis

18. Thyroid Emergencies

 

PART 6. BLEEDING EMERGENCIES

19. Epistaxis

20. Excessive Bleeding Following an Extraction

 

PART 7. OTHER EMERGENCIES

21. Intraocular Foreign Body

22. Broken Instrument Tip

23. Drug Overdose and Toxicity

 

Appendix. Medical Emergencies at a Glance

Glossary

Index

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