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Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Ellen B. Grimes

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 25, 2008

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 Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional discusses the essential elements of 25 different medical emergencies that may be encountered by the dental professional including their etiology, signs/symptoms and treatment.  The case scenarios and resolutions presented in each chapter are the key feature of the text enhancing the critical thinking and problem solving abilities of the reader.  The text also includes information on the importance of the medical history and vital signs to the prevention of emergencies, as well as the development of an appropriate medical emergency kit should an emergency occur. 

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Chapter Outline



Chapter 1:   Introduction

Chapter 2:   The Emergency Kit

Chapter 3:   Vital Signs and Hypertensive Urgency and Emergency

Chapter 4:   Oxygen Administration


Neurological Emergencies

Chapter 5:   Syncope

Chapter 6:   Shock

Chapter 7:  Hyperventilation

Chapter 8:  Seizures

Chapter 9:  Cerebrovascular Accident


Cardiac Emergencies

Chapter 10:   Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 11:   Heart Failure

Chapter 12:   Cardiac Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Malfunction



Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 13:  Asthma Attack

Chapter 14:  Obstructed Airway and Aspirated Object

Chapter 15:  Allergic Reactions


Endocrine Emergencies

Chapter 16:  Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia

Chapter 17:  Adrenal Insufficiency

Chapter 18:  Thyroid Disorders


Bleeding Emergencies

Chapter 19:  Epistaxis

Chapter 20:  Excessive Bleeding Following an Extraction


Other Emergencies

Chapter 21:  Intraocular Foreign Object

Chapter 22:  Broken Instrument Tip

Chapter 23:  Avulsed Tooth

Chapter 24:  Drug Toxicity


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$24.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501597-1