Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own

  • Thursday 1/26/2023
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 132TL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 109 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Daniel Pompa, DDS is a guest faculty at NYU College of Dentistry, a seminar series speaker and consultant for the American Dental Association, as well as an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of dental implantology.

A crisis situation can—and likely will—occur at some time in your practice.

Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle a life threatening medical crisis. There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire “up to the minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas. Attendees will discuss the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies delivered in an interactive, high energy, multi-media presentation. A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods will be reviewed, giving attendees a clear understanding of these medical findings. Attendees will explore the “conversational history” and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, attendees will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. We clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for attendees to hone their skills.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Discover three simple chair-side, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency
  • Recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur
  • Understand a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios
  • Learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event
  • Determine when to administer the essential “Top 10” emergency drugs
  • Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician

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