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03-5631-19025 (Video): Medical Emergencies

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits (3 CEs).
Cost: $30.00
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Published: March 2010
Revised: December 2013, 2016, 2019
Expires: December 2022
Length 1:30 hours - online video; 1:30 hours - offline study
Course Instructor: Howard J. Pactovis, DMD
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Define a medical emergency.
  • List the steps that must be taken to handle a medical emergency.
  • Describe how to assist if someone has stopped breathing.
  • Define the symptoms of common ailments such as: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Etc.
  • Describe first aid for events such as: allergic reaction, heart attack, choking, etc.

Course Description

This professional video is illustrated with pictures, graphics and PowerPoint slides and organized into easily accessible eight-to-twelve minute sections.

Are you prepared to deal with emergencies that may arise during your workday? What if one of your coworkers collapsed, would you immediately know what to do? This course will teach you the proper response in an emergency setting.

This professionally video is fully illustrated with pictures, graphics and power point slides and organized into easily accessible eight-to-twelve minute sections, then further organized by image title, allowing you to replay or skip ahead throughout within a section by clicking on any section title:

  1. Office Preparation for Medical Emergencies
  2. Your Emergency Medical Kit
  3. Medical Events in the Dental Office
  4. Office Staff Procedures
  5. About the Author

    Howard Pactovis, DMD lectures nationally on OSHA Compliance/Infection Control. He has provided infection control services and programs for over 1,000 dental offices. Dr. Pactovis has been involved in numerous OSHA inspections of dental offices, and has taken courses in voluntary compliance from OSHA. Dr. Pactovis has served as an expert witness in infection control litigation for State Boards of egistration in Dentistry and represented dental offices in appealing sanctions from OSHA.

    How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 3.00
Price: $30.00

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