Emergency Medicine: Section 9 Cardiac Arrest


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Speaker:  Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

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Credit Hours:  2.75

Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency

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Course Abstract

More than 360,000 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest occur in the United States annually. – approximately 1,000 every day. The causes of cardiac arrest, in both adult and pediatric patients, are reviewed along with the presenting premonitory signs & symptoms that lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Management of cardiac arrest – the successful resuscitation of the victim without brain damage – is predicated on circulating blood containing oxygen to the heart and brain and delivering an electric shock (defibrillation) as soon as possible after collapse. The use of an AED and its mechanism of action is discussed.

 Course Description:   

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart ceases to pump blood. The victim – unconscious, not breathing, and with no blood pressure – will die unless effective resuscitative efforts are commenced immediately. This program discusses the recognition and management of cardiac arrest emphasizing the importance of basic life support (CPR) and defibrillation (AED) in improving the chances for a successful outcome.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss survival rates for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in adults and in children
  2. List and describe the steps of the BLS-HCP algorithm (the ‘Chain of Survival’)
  3. Explain the rationale behind the change in technique of BLS from A-B-C to C-A-B
  4. Name the ‘shockable’ rhythms of cardiac arrest
  5. Name the 4 rhythms of cardiac arrest
  6. Discuss the automated external defibrillator (AED)


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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