Emergency Medicine: Section 1 . . . Prevention
AGD Member: 49.00
Student Member: 37.50
Speaker: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Credit Hours: 1.5
Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency
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Medical emergencies can, and do, happen in the dental environment. Approximately 75% of these can be prevented through physical evaluation of the prospective dental patient, using a systematic review of the patient’s medical history and recording of vital signs. Assigning an ASA Physical Status can help to distinguish those patients who represent greater-than-usual risk during the planned dental treatment. The Stress-Reduction Protocol can then be utilized to minimize this risk.
This course describes the most common medical emergencies occurring in the dental environment and describes the steps necessary to prevent their occurrence: the medical history questionnaire, monitoring of vital signs; dialogue history, and the stress reduction protocol. A physical evaluation system is introduced.
1. List the most common medical emergencies occurring in the dental environment
2. List the 5 components of physical evaluation of dental patients
3. List the 4 vital signs
4. Describe the A.S.A. physical status classification system
5. Provide examples of ASA 1, 2, 3, and 4 medical problems
6. List the 8 components of the Stress Reduction Protocol
7. Define the goal of physical evaluation
STANLEY F. MALAMED, D.D.S.
Doctor Malamed, a dentist anesthesiologist, graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969 and then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C), in Los Angeles, retiring from full-time teaching in 2013. Dr. Malamed is an Emeritus Professor of Dentistry Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.
Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award  from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).
Doctor Malamed has authored more than 160 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.
In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (7th edition 2015); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition 2012); and Sedation – a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017) and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004) (edition 2 – 2012)
In his spare time, Doctor Malamed is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has done daily since his freshman year in dental school
October 23, 2021