10 Minutes to Save a Life:
Emergency Medicine in Dentistry
Life-threatening emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Such situations are somewhat more likely to occur within the confines of the dental office due to the increased level of stress that is so often present.
In this course Dr. Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and the basics of recognition and management.
We will discuss preparation of the office and staff, including a review of recommended emergency drugs and equipment. We will then discuss recognition and management of specific emergency situation including unconsciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, allergies and chest pain.
This course is designed for all members of the dental office staff, not just the doctor and chairside personnel. Situations discussed here can happen outside of the dental environment as well as in the office. Everyone should be prepared!Topics:
- Prevention of medical emergencies.
- Preparation for medical emergencies:
– Office staff.
– Emergency drugs and equipment.
- Recognition and management:
– General principles.
- Recognition and management – Altered consciousness: Seizures.
– Respiratory distress: Bronchospasm (asthma).
– Drug-related emergencies: Allergy.
– Chest pain: Angina and myocardial infarction.
STANLEY F. MALAMED, DDS
West Hills, California
STANLEY F. MALAMED is a dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1969, then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He served for two years as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, KY. He was on faculty at University of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry) from 1973 to 2013.
Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a recipient of the Heidebrink Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies; and the Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Malamed has authored more than 160 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks published by CV Mosby: “Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office,” “Handbook of Local Anesthesia” and “Sedation - a Guide to Patient Management” and two interactive DVD’s: “Emergency Medicine” and “Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD.”
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (earn 7 credit hours)
at The Pines Manor in Edison, NJ
$235 for Dentists • $175 for Auxiliaries/Residents
E-mail: email@example.com — Phone: 973-972-6561
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.