Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 6th Edition

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

6th Edition

By Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA and Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA


Part One: Prevention

1. Introduction

2. Prevention

3. Preparation

4. Medicolegal Considerations, written by Daniel L. Orrr II, PhD, JD, MD

Part Two: Unconsciousness

5. Unconsciousness: General Considerations

6. Vasodepressor Syndrome

7. Postural Hypotension

8. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

9. Unconsciousness: Differential Diagnosis

Part Three: Respiratory Distress

10. Respiratory Distress: General Considerations

11. Airway Obstruction

12. Hyperventilation

13. Asthma

14. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema

15. Respiratory Distress: Differential Diagnosis

Part Four: Altered Consciousness

16. Altered Consciousness: General Considerations

17. Diabetes Mellitus: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

18. Thyroid Gland Dysfunction

19. Cerebrovascular Accident

20. Altered Consciousness: Differential Diagnosis

Part Five: Seizures

21. Seizures

Part Six: Drug-Related Emergencies

22. Drug-Related Emergencies: Genral Considerations

23. Drug Overdose Reactions

24. Allergy

25. Drug-Related Emergencies: Differential Diagnosis

Part Seven: Chest Pain

26. Chest Pain: General Considerations

27. Angina Pectoris

28. Acute Myocardial Infarction

29. Chest Pain: Differential Diagnosis

Part Eight: Cardiac Arrest

30. Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

31. Pediatric Considerations

Appendix: Quick-Reference Section to Life Threatening Situations