Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office,
Edition 8
By Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Publication Date: 05 May 2022

Be prepared to prevent, recognize, and manage life-threatening medical emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 8th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage health issues in the dental office or clinic. The text describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively and details the resources that must be on hand to effectively deal with these situations. Written by noted dentistry educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert text includes the latest guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. An enhanced eBook is included with each new print purchase, featuring a complete, fully searchable version of the text, a test bank of 300 questions and answers, and much more — available on a variety of devices.

Key Features

  • Logical format reflects the way emergencies are encountered in a dental practice, with chapters organized by commonly seen clinical signs and symptoms, such as unconsciousness or altered consciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, allergic reactions, chest pain, and cardiac arrest.
  • Step-by-step procedures include detailed, sequential instructions for stabilizing and treating patients (PCABD) in common medical emergencies.
  • Full-color illustrations demonstrate emergency techniques with realistic clarity.
  • Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find essential concepts and information.
  • Quick-reference algorithms in the appendix include step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in common emergency situations.
  • A differential diagnosis chapter ends each of the book’s parts on common emergencies.
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with each new print purchase, featuring a fully searchable version of the text, an image collection, a test bank of 300 questions and answers, and more!

New Features

  • UPDATED content includes the most current guidelines for drug-related emergencies, unconsciousness, altered consciousness, and cardiac arrest as well as protocols for obstructed airway management.
  • UPDATED PCABD boxes reflect the American Heart Association’s algorithm for stabilizing and treating victims with an easy-to-remember acronym (PCABD): Positioning, Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Definitive Management.
  • UPDATED! Emergency drug and equipment kit instructions help you assemble emergency kits and ensure that your dental office has safe, current materials on hand.
About the author
By Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Table of Contents

Part 1 Prevention

1 Introduction

2 Prevention

3 Preparation

4 Legal Considerations

Part 2 Unconsciousness

5 Unconsciousness: General Considerations

6 Vasodepressor Syncope

7 Postural Hypotension

8 Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

9 Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis

Part 3 Respiratory Distress

10 Respiratory Distress: General Considerations

11 Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

12 Hyperventilation

13 Asthma

14 Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema

15 Respiratory Distress: Differential Diagnosis

Part 4 Altered Consciousness

16 Altered Consciousness: General Considerations

17 Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

18 Thyroid Gland Dysfunction

19 Cerebrovascular Accident

20 Altered Consciousness: Differential Diagnosis

Part 5 Seizures

21 Seizures

Part 6 Drug-Related Emergencies

22 Drug-Related Emergencies: General Considerations

23 Drug Overdose Reactions

24 Allergy

25 Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential Diagnosis

Part 7 Chest Pain

26 Chest Pain: General Considerations

27 Angina Pectoris

28 Acute Myocardial Infarction

29 Chest Pain: Differential Diagnosis

Part 8 Cardiac Arrest

30 Cardiac Arrest

31 Pediatric Considerations

Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life-Threatening Situations

Book details
ISBN: 9780323776158
Page Count: 576
Retail Price : £80.99

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