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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
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.25
  • Newer Edition Available



The Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries is designed to provide dental auxiliary students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary in order for them to function effectively when faced with a medical emergency in the dental office. It also will be an effective refresher tool for dental auxiliaries who are already working in dentistry. The text includes objectives, review questions, and problem solving situations. In addition, Emergency Basic boxes outline the basic steps for recognizing a medical emergency and first aid steps to assist the patient. This design should help the reader master new information as well as provide a format that will simplify review of previously learned materials. The third edition of Emergency Guide for Dental Auxiliaries includes many new and updated topics such as latex allergies, gestational diabetes, Good Samaritan Laws, and other legal aspects of emergency care in the dental office. In addition new key words, and expanded problem situations are included to engage students and improve understanding.

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