This course contains seven sections (sections 3 through 7 are currently being produced, you will be notified when they are completed) that can be viewed independently. It is recommended that they be viewed in sequence. This course is developed to provide you with appropriate information to manage your practice in regard to patient processing and evaluation, sedation, and medical emergencies. Each section contains pertinent information regarding prevention, preparation and education of the patient and office staff. Section 1 and Section 2 should be taken together.
After completing this course the participant should be to be able to:
Implement procedures necessary to develop and maintain a medical and dental patient history.
Provide your team with procedures for handling medical emergencies including training in BLS, awareness of specific conscious altering drugs, as well as emergency medicine drugs in the office.
Better manage the office and patient in all instances by having an informed and educated team who have well defined procedures
Understand the importance of team education regarding drugs needed for anesthesia and for management of the patient medical history in order to determine necessary pre-op procedures as well as follow up.
Recognize physical problems that are sometimes caused by pain, fear or other stress related responses that may occur during the office visit and will need to be managed.
Be prepared for drug related emergencies
Understand the signs associated with chest pain and be able to implement proper procedures