SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 5:23:16 AMDH 71.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 71.1Title:  MEDICAL EMERGENCIES  
Full Title:  Medical Emergencies
Last Reviewed:3/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled34.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total34.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  68.00Total Student Learning Hours: 102.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides the student with the basics in the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office.  Emphasis is on the recognition of clinical signs and symptoms of emergencies and the prevention of emergency escalation.  The management of medical emergencies is outlined along with drugs and equipment utilized in an emergency.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
DH 71; evidence of satisfactory completion of a course in CPR (adult and child or health care provider) by the American Heart Association or Red Cross.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides the student with the basics in the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Emphasis is on the recognition of clinical signs and symptoms of emergencies and the prevention of emergency escalation. The management of medical emergencies is outlined along with drugs and equipment utilized in an emergency.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:DH 71; evidence of satisfactory completion of a course in CPR (adult and child or health care provider) by the American Heart Association or Red Cross.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2001Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Lecture Objectives
The student will:
1.  Complete a course in CPR and provide the instructor with a copy of the
current certificate before the end of the class.
2.  List the most common medical emergencies found in the dental office.
3.  Give examples of management techniques for each medical emergency.
4.  Discuss the importance of a completed medical and dental history for
each patient.
5.  Explain what can be done to prepare the dental office and its
personnel for a medical emergency.
6.  List some of the possible responsibilities and duties of the RDH
during a medical emergency.
7.  List the items commonly found in a basic dental office emergency
kit.
8.  List other equipment found in a dental office that may be needed for
an emergency.
9.  Explain why it is important for every member of the dental team to
be trained in CPR and maintain a current certificate.
10. Explain the significance of having emergency numbers posted at each
phone.
11. Discuss possible training drills using the "team approach" to
prepare the dental office for a medical emergency.
12. Describe the symptoms and demonstrate the treatment for the
following emergencies that may occur in the well patient to include
the physiology and symptoms:
   a.  Vasopressor syncope
   b.  Hyperventilation syndrome
   c.  Syncope
   d.  Postural hypotension
13. Describe the emergencies that might be expected and the procedures
to take to prevent the occurrence of the emergency for patients with
the following diseases - include the basic physiology and symptoms:
   a.  Congestive heart failure
   b.  Angina Pectoris
   c.  Cerebral Vascular Accident
   d.  Coronary Occlusion
   e.  Diabetes
   f.  Epilepsy
   g.  Asthma
   h.  Hyperthyroidism
   i.  Adrenal insufficiency
14. Describe and demonstrate the emergency treatment that would be given
in a dental office for the conditions listed in number (13) above.
Clinical Objectives
The student will:
1.  Define duties of each of the following team members in the
management of medical emergencies; dentist, auxiliary and
receptionist.
2.  Identify location of emergency equipment and phone numbers
3.  Identify contents of and preparation of drugs in an emergency kit.
4.  Perform routine check of supplies for working condition and
expiration.
5.  Recognize signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies
6.  Demonstrate the auxiliary's role in the treatment of emergencies
involving conscious, partially conscious and unconscious patient.
7.  Elicit and record response from patients that will comprise a
complete and thorough health history.
8.  Take, evaluate, and record the patient's vital signs and recognize
the significance of the signs in relation to patient treatment.
9.  Write a treatment plan to include appropriate precautions for the
patient's condition.
10. Demonstrate the utilization of the Dental Drug Reference in relation
to health history and treatment planning.
11. Demonstrate with 100% accuracy the use of the clinic oxygen systems.
12. Identify and demonstrate the procedure that should be initiated in
response to dental office emergencies.
13. Demonstrate a telephone call the city rescue squad that includes the
information required to get the squad to the site of the emergency
in the shortest possible time.

Topics and Scope
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Medical Emergency Procedures:
1.  Santa Rosa Junior College emergency protocol
2.  Emergency drugs and devices
3.  Airway patient maneuver
4.  Emesis/foreign body maneuver
5.  Broken instrument tip
6.  Syncope
7.  Hyperventilation
8.  Angina pectoris
9.  Cardiac arrest
10. Myocardial infarction
11. Respiratory arrest
12. Asthma
13. Diabetes: Insulin shock/diabetic coma
14. Epilepsy
15. Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
16. Anaphylactic shock

Assignments:
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Develop a Medical Emergency Flow Chart
Develop a Medical Emergency Evaluation
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
Color slides
Slide and audio tape programs
Videotapes of specific procedures
Educational samples
Transparencies

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 45%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, Skill demonstrations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, Skill demonstratons
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Case-based exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 45%
Professionalism: Criteria used for evaluation on file.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Required Textbooks:
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. Malamed, Stanley. Mosby, 5th
edition, 1999
Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, Requa-Clark, Barbara.
Mosby, 4th edition, 1999
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Wilkins, Esther M., Lippincott,
Williams & Wilkins, 8th edition, 1999
Supplemental Textbooks:
Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary, Davis, 18th edition, 1997

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