Medical emergencies in dental practice and choice of emergency drugs and equipment: a survey of Australian dentists.

@article{Chapman1997MedicalEI,
  title={Medical emergencies in dental practice and choice of emergency drugs and equipment: a survey of Australian dentists.},
  author={Patrick J Chapman},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={103-8}
}
This is a report of a postal questionnaire survey of 1250 general dental practitioners regarding occurrence of medical emergencies and their choice of emergency drugs and equipment. The response rate was 65 per cent and the results showed that about one in seven practitioners had had to resuscitate a patient. The most common medical emergencies were adverse reactions to local anaesthetics, grand mal seizures, angina pectoris and hypoglycaemia (insulin shock). Nearly all respondents (96 per cent… CONTINUE READING

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