By Philip Jevon
The Basic advisor to clinical Emergencies within the Dental Practice is a must-have ebook for all dental care professionals.
Written in a transparent and available kind, chapters conceal such key subject matters as sufferer evaluation, grownup resuscitation, respiration and cardiac problems, paediatric emergencies, emergency gear and legislation and ethics.• Illustrated in complete color throughout• Follows Resuscitation Council’s Guidelines• available, complete color guide• convenient layout for simple reference and portability• Evidence-based.
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9) and that the rim of the face mask is adequately inflated. Older reusable devices should be particularly carefully checked because they are prone to perishing. Ideally, they should be replaced with new single-use (and latex-free) devices. Defibrillator If the dental practice has a defibrillator, it should be checked following the manufacturer’s recommendations. g. if the battery requires replacement. Generally the only checks required to be undertaken by dental staff are that the device is ‘rescue ready’ and that the defibrillation electrodes are not out of date.
When assessing the patient, undertake a complete initial assessment, identifying and treating life-threatening problems first, before moving on to the next part of assessment. The effectiveness of treatment/intervention should be evaluated, and regular reassessment undertaken. , 2005). These clinical signs are commonly: RECOGNITION OF THE SICK PATIENT: THE ABCDE APPROACH 26 Basic Guide to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice team should be utilised as appropriate so that patient assessment, instigation of appropriate monitoring and interventions can be undertaken simultaneously.
9). • Open the valve and slowly deflate the cuff at a rate of 2–3 mm/sec, recording when the Korotkoff sounds first appear (systolic) and disappear (diastolic). 9 Manual blood pressure measurement. g. g. g. expecting a young patient’s blood pressure to be normal. , 2001). , 2001), some of which have been tested and approved for use by the British Hypertensive Society (2006a). Most automated devices measure blood pressure using one of the following techniques: • oscillometry to detect arterial blood flow (most commonly used device); • a microphone to detect the Korotkoff sounds; • ultrasound to detect arterial blood flow (British Hypertensive Society, 2006a).
Basic Guide to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice by Philip Jevon