2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 303 - Prevention and Management of Medical Emergencies

Credits: 2
Provides a foundation for critical decision making in the management of medically compromised patients during oral health care. Emphasis on precautions and treatment alterations for patients with medical complications and protocols managing a medical emergency.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate the signs of a medical emergency and follow the protocols for patient management
  2. Formulate a dental hygiene care plan to accommodate the special patient in the clinical setting to prevent medical complications
  3. Differentiate standard of care responses to: unconsciousness, respiratory distress, altered consciousness, seizures, drug-related emergencies, chest pain, and cardiac arrest
  4. Appraise the medicolegal implications of medical emergencies
  5. Determine activities and equipment needed to prepare for dental office emergencies
  6. Evaluate the management of common dental emergencies: anesthetic overdose, broken instrument, foreign body in the eye, airway obstruction, avulsed tooth, dislocated jaw, oral lacerations, and burns

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.S. Dental Hygiene program

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