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Describe measures that should be incorporated into a dental office to prevent a possible medical emergency.
-know the patient:establish open communication about patients health &havev complete or updated medical history before dental treatment begins.
-Front desk assistant is responsible for updating info.
List appropiate qualifications that the dental assistant must have in emergency preparedness.
-Provide emergency care until qualified personnel arrive
-Retrieve oxygen unit & emergency drug kit
-Remain with patient to assist with basic life support
List the basic items to be included in an emergency kit.
-blood pressure equipment
Discuss the use of a defibrillator for the pusrpose of an emergency.
-Provides blood to the heart
-Monitors patients heart rhythm
-Distinguishes VF from other abnormal heart rhythms
Describe the common signs and symptoms of specific emergencies, and be able to recognize them.
: Patient immediately moves hands to throat/ can't breath
: orthostatic hypotension, loss of consciousness.
Define specific emergency situations, and explain hot to respond.
-Syncope:(unconscious) 1.place patient in subsupine 2.loose clothes 3. ammonia inhalant 4.oxygen 5.monitor and record vital signs 6.unresponsive call 911
: 1.call 911 2.position patient upright3.medicate with nitroglycerin 4.oxygen 5.monitor & record vital signs
Ch31 Short answer