Medical emergencies response plan: Is your dental clinic ready?
Keywords:dental care, emergency treatment, resuscitation
Dentists should provide a safe environment for all patients and this also includes preparing for the occurrence of medical emergencies in dental setting. Managing medical emergencies must be considered in the initial set up of a dental clinic. Some emergencies are indeed unavoidable hence all dental clinic members must be prepared and well trained to manage medical emergencies. Among the steps that should be taken in preparing dental clinic for medical emergencies are development of emergency plan, evaluation of patients’ risk, monitoring of vital signs, training of staff and availability of emergency drugs and equipment.
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