Medical Emergencies in the Dental Officeby Stanley F. Malamed
This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter.
- Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations.
- PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed.
- Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations.
- Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market.
- Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment.
- Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly.
- A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support.
- A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship.
- An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.
Description: This is the seventh edition of a book presenting effective, uncomplicated action plans for anticipating and responding to common medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. The book has a companion website that can be used by instructors and practitioners for training and education of students and staff. First published in 1978, the most recent edition was in 2007.
Purpose: The purpose is to stimulate members of the profession to improve and maintain their skills for preventing medical emergencies and for recognizing and managing those emergencies that will inevitably occur.
Audience: The audience includes dentists, doctors, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and all other office personnel. Other health professionals also may benefit from the information about managing medical emergencies. The author is highly regarded in dentistry and dental education.
Features: The book is arranged in eight parts that focus on recognition and management based on signs and symptoms. Topics covered include prevention, preparation, unconscious states, altered states of consciousness, respiratory emergencies, seizures, and cardiovascular emergencies. The best features of the book include the quick reference algorithms, updated guidelines, and the companion website. The book contains an error in dosage of epinephrine for <15-kg patients that was noted and corrected.
Assessment: This is an excellent guide to managing medical emergencies in the dental office. The book is organized based on signs and symptoms and uses algorithms that make it easier for all members of the staff to follow basic steps in life-saving techniques. This edition is warranted by the new guidelines, emergency drugs, and equipment, as well as the quick reference guide it includes.
"..it is very easy to read and provides a very comprehensive reference for a variety of medical emergencies. Each medical emergency is given a very detailed background of risk factors, pathophysiology, prevention and clinical manifestations before management of the condition is discussed." Reviewed by S.McKernon on behalf of British Dental Journal, July 2015
"This book promises to be a key source of information for all members of the dental team in all care settings and of immense value for those involved in developing training and lectures on this topic, especially with the latest online components available." Reviewed by L. Khamashta Ledezma on behalf of European Journal of Orthodontics, February 2015
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Great book. However, as an instructor, I would appreciate Learning Outcomes for each chapter.