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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 112 - Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

2 CR
This is a course designed for students within the Dental Hygiene Program. The primary focus of this course is on common dental office emergencies as they relate to the treatment of patients. This course includes laboratory time in which students develop skills required to effectively treat medical emergencies. Topics covered within the lab and lectures include assessment, vital signs, CPR, emergency action principles, oxygen therapy, medical/legal ramifications of treatment, medical emergencies, and physiology of emergencies. Students will receive a certificate from the American Heart Association in Heartsaver for Health Care Providers (CPR and AED). Special Note: Students must successfully complete this course in the first semester of the Dental Hygiene Program. Successful completion of this course is required prior to enrollment in all clinical dental hygiene courses. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. The student will demonstrate emergency medical care for a patient.
  2. The student will be able to help design an office emergency medical response team.
  3. The student will be able to assess a patient and determine the level of risk for this patient.
  4. The student will be able to select the most appropriate method of caring for the medical emergency patient.
  5. The student will demonstrate basic knowledge of human body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems.