Three Basic Emergency Medications You Should Know How to Use

Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA, Three Basic Emergency Medications You Should Know How to Use
Speaker: Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This article covers a few of the most common emergency medications found in many proprietary dental emergency medication kits. Every dentist should periodically review the uses and be familiar with ...more
  • Released: 8/1/2014
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

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This article covers a few of the most common emergency medications found in many proprietary dental emergency medication kits. Every dentist should periodically review the uses and be familiar with these medications and share this information with their staff.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Schwartz is a 1980 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He attended a general practice residency in general dentistry from the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Missouri from 1980 to 1981. In 1990, he attained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from St. Louis University, and in 1994 he graduated from Washington University School of Nurse Anesthesia in Saint Louis. He has practiced as a Certifi ed Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1994, and practices dentistry with interest in anesthesia at dental practices in Missouri, delivering anesthetic care to patients as a licensed dentist with a certificate issued by the Missouri Dental Board in deep sedation/general anesthesia. He is the author of several anesthesia and nursing journal articles, and the author of chapters in four nurse anesthesia textbooks. Also check out the website for live courses such as ACLS for Dentists, a course created just for dentists and their staff, and The Essentials of Monitoring of the Sedated Dental Patient.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Describe the immediate use of oxygen in a dental emergency.
  • Discuss the physiological function of oxygen.
  • Discuss the meaning of fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 ).
  • Discuss the oxygen delivery of various airway devices.
  • Describe the consistency of inhaled spirits of ammonia and its use in hypotension.

The intent of this presentation is to familiarize dentists with some of the more common dental office emergencies, medications you may use in the event of an office emergency, the basic physiological basis for the emergency, and the rationale for the use of these medications. No specific outcomes, warranties, or guarantees are expressed or implied for your patients with the drugs and dosages discussed. You are referred to a recognized pharmacology textbook, anesthesia textbook, pharmacist, or drug handbook for the manufacturer’s specific recommendations pertaining to the medications discussed. The author does disclose that he has a financial interest in training of medical emergencies.

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