Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 4

Medical Emergencies in Children Introduction

Author(s): Sarita Fernandes* and Esha Kodal

Pp: 217-250 (34)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080834123010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


A medical emergency is a serious concern in the dental office. It may lead to a life and death situation, and prompt early response has a profound effect on the morbidity and mortality of the patient. A dental surgeon is expected to be a first responder in any medical emergency until appropriate medical help arrives. The office staff should be adequately trained and assigned proper individual roles in an emergency to ensure a smooth and efficient response. They should have basic knowledge of resuscitation and drugs used in emergencies. The dental clinic should be equipped with a basic armamentarium and drugs cart.

Keywords: Basic Life Support, Dental Office, Emergency Drugs, Medical Emergency.

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