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Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional

Case Scenarios and Case Resolutions: Enhances critical thinking skills.
Signs & Symptoms Tables: Synthesizes for students as to what signs and symptoms might occur during the emergency.
Treatment Flow Charts: Synthesizes for students the appropriate treatment regimen for each emergency.
Review Questions: Tests student knowledge of material.

Table of Contents

Chapter Outline



Chapter 1:   Introduction

Chapter 2:   The Emergency Kit

Chapter 3:   Vital Signs and Hypertensive Urgency and Emergency

Chapter 4:   Oxygen Administration


Neurological Emergencies

Chapter 5:   Syncope

Chapter 6:   Shock

Chapter 7:  Hyperventilation

Chapter 8:  Seizures

Chapter 9:  Cerebrovascular Accident


Cardiac Emergencies

Chapter 10:   Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 11:   Heart Failure

Chapter 12:   Cardiac Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Malfunction



Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 13:  Asthma Attack

Chapter 14:  Obstructed Airway and Aspirated Object

Chapter 15:  Allergic Reactions


Endocrine Emergencies

Chapter 16:  Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia

Chapter 17:  Adrenal Insufficiency

Chapter 18:  Thyroid Disorders


Bleeding Emergencies

Chapter 19:  Epistaxis

Chapter 20:  Excessive Bleeding Following an Extraction


Other Emergencies

Chapter 21:  Intraocular Foreign Object

Chapter 22:  Broken Instrument Tip

Chapter 23:  Avulsed Tooth

Chapter 24:  Drug Toxicity