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FDC2021 Session Directory

Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own

Course Code: C46
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Pompa, DDS
CE Hours: 4.00
Start: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


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There are more medically compromised patients coming to offices than ever before. Acquire “up-to-the-minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas. A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods will be reviewed, giving attendees a clear understanding of these medical findings. Dr. Pompa will explore the “conversational history” and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, attendees will learn simple, noninvasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. This lecture will clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for attendees. Attendees will receive and review color-coded instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy-to-follow action plan for both dentists and team members. Dr. Pompa also will review the legal and moral obligations that are presented during a medical crisis. This course does NOT satisfy the Florida Board of Dentistry’s four-hour medical emergencies continuing education requirement to maintain a sedation permit. Refer to AM1-2 on Saturday, June 26 from 1-5 p.m. for the required course.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • discover three simple chairside, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency.
  • recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur.
  • review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios.
  • learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event.
  • determine when to administer the essential “Top 10” emergency drugs.
  • understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies.

Partial Sponsor(s):

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Speaker: Dr. Daniel Pompa, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, New York University College of Dentistry; Fellow, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Congress of Oral Implantologists; inventor and contributor, Protocol for CT Guided Surgery in Dental Implantology.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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