Emergency Medicine: Section 2 Preparation of Office and Staff


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Speaker:  Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

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Credit Hours:  1.5

Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency

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Course Abstract

Not all medical emergency situations can be prevented. In this section we discuss the preparation of the dental office & staff to (1) prevent, (2) recognize and (3) efficiently manage those medical emergencies that might arise. The importance of basic life support; development of an in-office emergency response team; (3) activation of emergency medical services; and (4) a basic emergency drug kit & equipment will be discussed.

 Course Description:

Preparation of the office and staff for medical emergencies that will inevitably occur is discussed in this course. Basic life support; an in-office emergency response team; activating emergency medical services; and emergency drugs & equipment are reviewed.

  Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the legal obligation of a doctor to the victim of a medical emergency
  2. List the 4 components of preparation of the office for medical emergencies
  3. Describe the victim who is ’clinically dead.’
  4. Describe the difference between ‘clinical’ and ‘biological’ death
  5. List and describe the steps in the AHA 2010 cardiac arrest algorithm
  6. List and describe the steps in the algorithm for all medical emergencies
  7. Explain why survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest are significantly lower in young children than in adults
  8. Describe the functions of each member of the In-Office Emergency Team
  9. List the 7 drugs in the bare-bones-basic emergency drug kit


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 [1996] 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

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Expiration Date

October 23, 2021


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