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Medical emergency in the dental office quiz 1
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The most common medical emergency that occurs in the dental office is?
What to Do if Your patient Has an Epileptic Seizure
Move things out of the way so the patient won't injure him or herself.
Make sure nothing is in the patient mouth
Loosen any tight clothing around the neck.
Put a pillow or something soft under the head.
Lay him or her on one side.
Time the seizure.
The person who records all medications provided to the patient is?
Your pt is a controlled type 2 diabetic. What ASA PS classification would you assign to this pt?
ASA PS II
Dental professionals will commonly see ASA..
vital signs include
pulse, respiration, blood pressure and temp.Height and weight
Pulse motor sensory
Advanced cardiac life support
what leads to increase in medical emergencies
increasing age of population and healthcare
a sudden drop in systolic blood pressure caused by a change in body position, usually moving from a supine to a sitting position.
example of a normal BP
chest pain caused by a transient deficiency in blood delivery to the myocardium
Emerg. Team Structure
next available person. Helps p1 and responsible for taking vital signs & administering oxygen
Emerg. Team Structure Person 1
Person in whose operatory emergency is occurring
(stays with pt &
performs appropriate tx)
P3: next available person
Office receptionist: making any necessary phone calls
ASA II (2)
Mild systemic disease, or risk factors for a systemic disease like tobacco use, alcohol abuse, mild obesity.
(2 blocks, may have shortness of breath)
ASA III (3)
Severe systemic disease that limits activity but is NOT incapacitating
(2 blocks, must stop cuz shortness of breath)
ASA IV (4)
systemic disease that IS incapacitating & is a threat to life
(threat to life, unable to walk 1 block)
ASA V (5)
Moribund patient not expected to survive 24 hours with or without operation.
ASA 3 will likely experience
medical emerg. and health provider needs to be alert for possible emerg.
What are physical signs and symptoms of high anxiety?
increased heart rate, increased BP, trembling, excessive sweating, and dilated pupils.
What is prevention
Taking the time to plan and prepare for an emergency situation.
What is the biggest fear of most patients?
What is the ASA?
American Society of Anesthesiologists
What are conditions that push otherwise healthy people into ASA II catagory?
-60+ years old
-upper respiratory tract infection
What is the foundation for preventing an emergency?
Conducting a health history questionnaire.
What is hypertensive stage I BP?
What is a normal blood glucose reading?
When should any anxiety be addressed?
Prior to beginning any clinical treatment.
What is prehypertensive BP?
What is hypertensive stage II BP?
What is considered a normal pulse?
Children: up to 120bpm
positioning, circulation, airway, breathing, and definitive care ( diagnosis, drugs, and defibrilator)
Best schedule ppl with anxiety, medically comprimised earlier as a priority, and children during early holidays, work with what works in reducing stress and anxious.
Emergency Medical service
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