Medical emergencies can happen in anywhere including the dental office. It is important to know how to prevent and manage medical emergencies because they can be life threatening. Below are some common medical emergencies that can take place inside a dental clinic.
In the case of a medical emergency in the dental office, it is essential that all members of the dental team are competent in basic life support while waiting for emergency crews to arrive. An emergency supply kit of drugs must be available in every dental office and should contain only a limited number of drugs with which the dental practitioner is familiar. Inappropriate use could worsen the patient’s condition. A medical emergency kit could be useful in a patient, staff or visitor medical crisis; or following a natural or man-made disaster. Continue reading