Medical Emergencies Management and Risk Management: Medical Error Prevention for Dental Staff

Medical Emergencies Management and Risk Management: Medical Error Prevention for Dental Staff 

This continuing education course is designed for all members of the dental staff as a comprehensive review of management of basic medical emergencies in the dental office—in order to fulfill requirements for license renewal. Many state dental boards require a course in medical emergency management and it is up to individual licensees to know their state board requirements. My Dental Continuing Education is an ADA CERP recognized provider (all courses approved in all 50 states) and a California Registered Provider (#5100) Medical emergencies can occur at any time in the dental office. In a survey of 4,000 dental offices, 75 percent said they had treated medical emergencies in the last ten years. It is estimated that the average dentist will have to deal with one or two life-threatening medical emergencies in their office during their career. Knowing how to handle medical emergencies will make the dentist and office staff more confident in his or her ability to handle all aspects of the job. Staff should be trained and frequently updated in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures. A written emergency plan should be available, and all staff members should be thoroughly familiar with it and their responsibilities in an emergency. This includes training of office personnel in handling emergencies, development and posting of office emergency guidelines, and maintenance of an emergency kit or “crash cart,” fully equipped and ready for immediate use.


Hours: 6.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

The Academy-Dental Learning and OSHA Training


This activity is approved for 6.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Hours: 6
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Understand the steps to prepare the dental office for a medical emergency.
Know the role of the current medical history and patient vitals.
Identify the most common dental office medical emergencies & the protocols for
Review steps in administering CPR.
Know the office emergency plan.
Know the contents of a basic emergency kit.
Understand the legal aspects of management of office emergencies.

Section 1: Medical Emergencies Management Course and Examination Instructions Learning Objectives Introduction Preparation for Emergencies Health Assessment Vital Signs Emergency Training Office Emergency Plan Anxiety Reduction Recognition of an Emergency and Initial Emergency Procedures Handling Specific Medical Emergencies Emergency Kit Essential Drugs for Emergency Kit Emergency Treatment Records and Evaluation Legal Aspects Summary Section 2: Risk Management: Medical Error Prevention Learning Objectives Introduction Medical Errors as Related to Dental Treatment Definition of Medical Errors and Commonly Used Terms The Medical Error Crisis The Process of Care: Best Diagnosis and the Treatment Plan Academy of Dental Learning & OSHA Training Medical History Medication Errors Legal and Ethical Considerations Conclusion

Instructor: Academy of Dental Learning
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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