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Preparation of the Dental Office for Medical Emergencies - 305

Presenter: Claudine M. Sordyl, RN, MS
  • RN, University of Detroit Mercy
  • MS, Health Services Administration, University of Detroit
  • Associate Professor, Dept OMFS, University of Detroit Mercy
  • National presentations relating to anesthesia assisting
  • Disclosure: Ms. Sordyl reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

The anesthesia assistant is a vital member of the anesthesia team. This presentation emphasizes the active role that assistants will assume in the office preparation for and management of medical emergencies. The participant will become familiar with oxygenation, various airway devices, and the identification, indications and handling of medical emergency drugs. Syncope will be addressed in detail.

Course Objectives

  • Identify recommended drugs used in an emergency kit
  • Identify equipment used to manage a medical emergency
  • Discuss ways to prepare dental office personnel for medical emergencies

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