October 10, 2015 @ Department of Emergency Medicine
AIMS, Kochi, Kerala
Medical emergencies can occur at any time in the dental office. They can happen to anyone, from the anxious patient in the reception room to the elderly diabetic who was told to skip breakfast prior to coming to her appointment. The practice of emergency medicine requires both a broad knowledge base and a large range of technical skills. The best way to handle an emergency is to be prepared in advance. Whether the medical emergency occurs years in the future or this afternoon, preparation is the key. All health care providers should be prepared to recognize and handle medical emergencies in the office. Staff should be trained and frequently updated in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures. A written emergency plan should be available, and all staff members should be thoroughly familiar with it and their responsibilities in an emergency. This includes training of dental surgeon in handling emergencies, development and posting of office emergency guidelines, and maintenance of an emergency kit fully equipped and ready for immediate use.
Knowing how to handle medical emergencies will make the dental surgeon more confident in his or her ability to handle all aspects of the job.
Amrita institute of medical science (AIMS) is a pioneer centre for medical care in Kerala brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical and dental education and treatment. A full range of primary and specialty care medical services enables cross-specialty consultation, which assures outstanding treatment for each patient.
The academic wing of Kerala health services dental surgeons association is extremely delighted to present before you an interactive session along with demonstration on emergency life support and tackling common emergencies in dental clinic to members of KHSDSA and dental surgeons under NRHM in Health services department of Kerala.