Preventing Medical Emergencies: Use of the Medical History in Dental Practice

  • ISBN-13: 9781451194180
  • Author: Frieda Pickett
  • Publisher: LWW
  • Publication date: 2014-07-18
  • Edition: Third
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 352
  • $63.07
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Identify risk factors and potential emergencies before they occur with Preventing Medical Emergencies, the only book on the market to provide dental professionals, hygienists, and assistants with step-by-step procedures for preventing medical emergencies and effectively managing them when they occur. Organized to follow the most recent American Dental Association Health History form, the book includes easy-to-find follow-up questions for all conditions, along with clinically relevant treatment plan modifications and strategies for preventing and managing specific emergencies.   You’ll find easy-to-follow coverage of general pathophysiology, medical management of patients with compromised health, screening techniques for identifying patients at risk for complications, as well as ways to manage in-office emergencies, such as adverse drug interactions. Case studies throughout the book explore a wide range of medical conditions and bring concepts to life, while a wide range of self-test, review, and case study questions help you master key concepts and procedures.  Real world case studies with accompanying questions  demonstrate risk factors and their management for a wide range of medical conditions,  such as diabetes, pregnancy, coronary artery disease, and moreUnique, easy to find follow-up questions for all conditions on the most recent ADA Health History form help you obtain more detailed patient histories, identify potential risks, and make appropriate treatment plan modifications.Step-by-step procedures for preventing medical emergencies, as well as for effectively managing those emergencies that do occur, prepare you for safe patient practice.Up-to-date coverage of managing care for patients with special needs, such as cystic fibrosis, intellectual disabilities, and traumatic brain injury, prepares you for specific challenges in preventing medical emergencies.Built-in learning aids, including key terms with definitions and self-study, review, and case study questions, help you master key concepts and procedures.Videos illustrating procedures for the most common medical emergencies in dental practice.

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