SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 7:06:28 AMDH 69 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 69Title:  MED EMERG/DENT PRAC  
Full Title:  Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice
Last Reviewed:3/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 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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In this course, students will learn the basics of prevention and management of common medical emergencies that may occur within and surrounding the dental office. Students will discuss the legal considerations in assisting during emergencies, learn to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of emergencies and procedures to prevent escalation of emergency situations, study the management of medical emergencies, and learn about 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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In this course, students will learn the basics of prevention and management of common medical emergencies that may occur within and surrounding the dental office. Students will discuss the legal considerations in assisting during emergencies, learn to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of emergencies and procedures to prevent escalation of emergency situations, study the management of medical emergencies, and learn about 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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Evaluate a patient's general health to prevent anticipated emergencies, recognize the signs and symptoms, and initiate the appropriate early management of common medical emergencies potentially occurring in a dental setting.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Apply theoretical knowledge base and critical thinking skills in the prevention, identification, and/or response to common medical emergencies in the dental setting.
2. Describe the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies.
3. Obtain and interpret a completed medical history to thoroughly evaluate a patient's general health.
4. Record, evaluate, and monitor vital signs for indication of treatment modifications needed for each patient.
5. Identify and compare predisposing factors placing patients at greater risk for medical emergencies, including vital signs and assessments based on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification system.
6. Communicate effectively during interactions with the emergency health care providers and patients.
7. Recognize and prepare the items commonly found in a basic emergency kit and operate the equipment necessary to manage a medical emergency.
8. Use a team approach to prepare the dental team for the appropriate management methods during simulated medical emergencies.
9. Describe the legal and ethical considerations and responsibilities of the dental team in the management of emergency situations.
10. Demonstrate the utilization of information found in an online dental drug reference source in relation to health history and treatment planning for stress reduction protocol.

Topics and Scope
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I. Preventing Medical Emergencies
    A. Physical evaluation and health history review
    B. Patient vital signs
    C. Treatment planning modifications
II. Preparing for Medical Emergencies
    A. Office preparation and staff assignments
    B. Staff training
    C. Emergency techniques
    D. Basic emergency kit
         1. Emergency drugs
         2. Emergency equipment
III. Legal Considerations of Medical Emergencies
    A. Theories of liability
    B. Standard of care during emergency situations
    C. Limiting liability for emergencies
    D. Documentation for emergencies
IV. Early Recognition and Management of Common Medical Emergencies
    A. Unconsciousness
         1. Syncope
         2. Postural hypotension
         3. Acute adrenal insufficiency
    B. Respiratory distress
         1. Airway obstruction
         2. Hyperventilation
         3. Asthma
         4. Heart failure/acute pulmonary edema
    C. Altered consciousness
         1. Diabetes mellitus
              a. Insulin shock
              b. Diabetic coma
         2. Thyroid gland dysfunction
         3. Cerebrovascular accident
    D. Seizures
         1. Absence/partial seizures
         2. Tonic-clonic seizures
    E. Drug related emergencies
         1. Drug overdose
         2. Drug allergy
              a. Anaphylaxis
    F. Cardiac emergencies
         1. Angina pectoris
         2. Acute myocardial infarction
         3. Cardiac arrest
         4. Pacemaker/implantable cardioverter defibrillator malfunction                 
     G. Other emergencies
         1. Hemorrhage
         2. Shock
         3. Burns
         4. Intraocular foreign body/chemical solution
         5. Broken instrument tip in oral cavity
         6. Dislocated jaw
         7. Avulsed tooth

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignment
2. Complete readiness assessment assignments (5-10)
3. Complete quizzes (5-10)
4. Final exam
5. Role-play in medical emergency preparedness
6. Complete group project paper

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 - 20%
Readiness assessment assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Medical emergency preparedness role-play
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Medical Emergencies Essentials for the Dental Professional. 2nd ed. Grimes, Ellen B. Pearson. 2022.
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. 8th ed. Malamed, Stanley F. Mosby. 2022.
Instructor prepared materials

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