July 13, 2012
Texas Brief PM/Lecture Course
Sedation Emergency in My Dental Office.
How Will My Staff Respond?
ERNEST E. VALDEZ, D.D.S.
According to a published study, a dentist and staff, on average, will manage a medical emergency once every 1.4 years*. The same study reports that cardiac arrest in a dental office may occur once every 130 years*. It appears that medical emergencies occur infrequently in the dental office. It is for this very reason that it is easy for dentists and staff to forget simple medical emergency prevention and management techniques and systems. In a productive dental practice, medical emergency equipment may become dusty, emergency medications may expire, portable oxygen tanks become empty, emergency management systems are forgotten. Do you have enough equipment or too much equipment to manage medical emergencies in your dental office? What is the anticipated arrival time of EMS to your office? Do you AND your staff know how to manage the most common medical emergencies that can occur in your dental office?
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Evaluate their medical emergency equipment, as well as, the office for efficiency of management of medical emergencies by bringing a schematic of the floor plan of their dental office, a list and photos of their medical equipment of their office.
• Determine the response time of the emergency medical services to a medical emergency in their dental office.
• Design a "Medical Emergency Management Plan" for the dental office.
• Learn to recognize and manage the ten most common medical emergencies, as well as, acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest in the dental office.
• Learn medical emergency preventive measures.
ERNEST E. VALDEZ, D.D.S., received his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1993. He pursued a two year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio which he completed in 2001. Dr. Valdez is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental School and maintains a practice at the UTHSCSA Dental School's Dental Faculty Practice Clinic.
Dr. Valdez's current responsibilities include teaching junior and senior students at the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Predoctoral Clinic and the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at the University Clinic Downtown.
Check-in: D.S. Cafeteria foyer, 12:30 PM
Program: Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio, Dental School
Special Discount Fee: $87.50
(Must register for morning Texas Brief to
CREDIT (Course Code: 150846A)
AGD Code: 132 Hours: 3
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