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2017 Vermont Dental Team Annual Meeting

Program 7 & 8  Actions & Algorithms for Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life (Including Your Own)  (program 7 repeated Friday)

Dr. Daniel Pompa   3 CEUs/Clinical
Sponsored in part by Colgate

A CRISIS SITUATION can - and likely will - occur at some time in your practice.  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  Acquire "up to the minute" actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas.  We will explore the "Conversational History" and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form.  Additionally, the participant 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.  
Attendees will receive and review color-coded instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy to follow action plan for both dentist and team members.  We will also review the legal and moral obligations that are presented during a medical crisis.