SRJC Course Outlines

1/26/2021 4:32:58 AMDH 69 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 69Title:  MED EMERG/DENT PRAC  
Full Title:  Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice
Last Reviewed:1/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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:  DH 71.1

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 practice. 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:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DH 71A and DE 51


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

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 practice. 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:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DH 71A and DE 51
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Allied Dental Program
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: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Discern and manage the medical emergencies potentially occurring in the dental hygiene
    practice in a rapidly changing health care environment.
2.  Acquire and synthesize health-related information in a critical, scientific, and effective
    manner.
3.  Systematically collect, analyze, and accurately record baseline data, on the general, oral, and
    psychosocial health status of patient.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply theoretical knowledge base, including physiological and psychological concepts, in
    preventing medical emergencies in the dental office.
2. Apply theoretical knowledge base, including physiological and psychological concepts, in
    responding to emergency medical emergencies.
3. Recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of the most common medical emergencies
    that occur in a dental office, and discuss the importance of a thorough medical history for
    each patient.
4. Analyze emergency situations and implement appropriate protocols.
5. Obtain, interpret, and evaluate a completed medical and dental history for every patient.
6. Communicate effectively in interactions with the emergency health care providers and
    patients.
7. Demonstrate critical thinking behaviors in responding to emergency situations.
8. Recognize and prepare the items commonly found in a basic emergency kit.
9. Recognize and operate the equipment necessary to manage a medical emergency in a dental
    office.
10. Perform the "team approach" to prepare the dental team for medical emergencies.
11. Evaluate and monitor vital signs for indication of need for treatment modifications or in
    emergency management.
12. Demonstrate the utilization of information found in the Dental Drug Reference in relation to
    health history and treatment planning for stress reduction protocol.

Topics and Scope
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I. Preventing Medical Emergencies
    A. Evaluation and health history review
    B. Patient vital signs
    C. Stress management
    D. Effective communication
II. Emergency Preparedness
    A. Staff preparation & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
    B. Role of each staff member
    C. Basic emergency kit
         1. Emergency drugs
         2. Emergency devices
III. Early Recognition of Signs and Symptoms
    A. Unconsciousness
         1. Syncope
         2. Orthostatic hypotension
         3. Acute adrenal insufficiency
    B. Respiratory distress
         1. Foreign body airway obstruction
         2. Hyperventilation
         3. Asthma
         4. Heart failure/acute pulmonary edema
    C. Altered consciousness
         1. Diabetes
               a. Insulin shock
              b. Diabetic coma
         2. Thyroid gland dysfunction
         3. Cerebrovascular accident
IV. Seizures
    A. Absence/partial seizures
    B. Tonic clonic seizures
V. Drug Related Emergencies
    A. Drug overdose
    B. Drug allergy
VI. Anaphylaxis
VII. Chest Pain
    A. Angina pectoris
    B. Acute myocardial infarction
VIII. Cardiac Arrest

Assignments:
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1. Assigned reading from textbook and other assigned reading
    (approximately 25 - 35 pages weekly)
2. Complete 5 - 10 quizzes, mid-term and final
3. Develop a medical emergency flow chart
4. Role play in medical emergency preparedness peer evaluations
5. Complete group oral/written project

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
10 - 20%
Group project paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Medical emergency flowchart
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 15%
Peer evaluations of role playing scenarios of emergency preparedness
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes (5 -10), midterm, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Group oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. 7th ed. Malamed, Stanley. Mosby. 2015
Instructor prepared materials

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