Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries, 3rd Edition

  • Janet Chernega, CDA, BS Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • ISBN-10: 076681887X  |  ISBN-13: 9780766818873
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1990, 1986
  • © 2002 | Published
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Medical emergencies can and do occur within the dental office environment. A large percentage of these emergencies could be prevented or at least better treated if all the members of the dental team were more knowledgeable in the prevention and management of emergency situations. Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries, 3e is designed to provide dental auxiliaries with the basic skills and knowledge necessary in order for them to function effectively as part of the dental team when faced with a medical emergency. A must for all dental auxiliaries working in dental offices to stay up to date on possible medical emergencies, First Aid skills, and important information on the legal aspect of emergency care in the dental office.

Features and Benefits

  • Emergency Basics Boxes. Quick reference boxes highlighted in each on the signs, symptoms, and First Aids steps to managing the various medical emergencies described in the text. Focuses on the key concepts and provides quick-access to the information.
  • Review questions and Problem-Solving Scenarios. Review and application of concepts is vital to student retention of the content. This is particularly important when the retention of the emergency basics can make a difference in the patient�s outcome.
  • Glossary. Handy reference tool to understand medical terminology not normally included in most dental assisting textbooks. Ensure understanding of the information presented.
  • Focus on Dental AuxiliariesDental assisting students will have a better understand of their role in managing medical emergencies because the focus of this text is on them, not the dentist. The content is straightforward and clear to make it easy to understand and implement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Prevention.
Chapter 2. Office Preparation:
Chapter 3: Vasodepressor Snycope.
Chapter 4: Airway Obstruction.
Chapter 5: Asthma.
Chapter 6: Hyperventilation
Chapter 7: Epilepsy.
Chapter 8: Diabetes Mellitus.
Chapter 9: Allergic Reactions.
Chapter 10: Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction.
Chapter 11: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Chapter 12: Cerebrovascular Accident.
Chapter 13: Occupational Hazards and Emergencies
Chapter 14: Legal Problems of Emergency Care

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Janet Chernega, CDA, BS

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC