Emergency Medicine: Cardiac Emergencies and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Thursday, April 7     1:30 - 4:30 PM

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Course Description:  Medical emergencies can, and do, occur in the practice of dentistry. The occurrence of cardiovascular problems, such as chest pain (angina and myocardial infarction) and sudden cardiac arrest, are likely to increase with the graying of the American population. In this program Dr. Malamed with address these problems and the means to prepare the dental office to effectively recognize and manage those that might arise. The use and importance of AEDs will be stressed. Bring the entire office staff to this program. The life you save may be your own!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the four steps in preparing the dental office for medical emergencies that might arise.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of angina pectoris and its management.
  3. Describe the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction and its management.
  4. Describe the pathophysiology of sudden cardiac arrest and its management.
  5. Describe the mechanism of action of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Course Information

Date: Thursday, April 7

Time: 1:30-4:30pm

Cost: D - $68 H - $28

Most Appropriate for: All Attendees

Credit Hours: 3 Clinical Hours

Academy of General Dentistry Code: 142

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