When a patient visits a dental office, they sign a consent form to receive treatment. But what happens if a medical emergency arises? Who is responsible for providing care?Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is the highest level of training that dentists can receive. This training covers advanced techniques such as intubation, defibrillation, intravenous access, administering emergency medications, and recognizing cardiac arrhythmias. By using appropriate pain management techniques, dentists can help prevent medical emergencies from occurring. In the event of an emergency, it's important to have a team leader in charge.
This structure is similar to that of an emergency room, where one person oversees the entire patient care process and gives orders to other staff members. Dentists and their staff must be prepared to recognize, respond to, and effectively manage medical emergencies. It's important to have a contact number for the team leader at the reception desk along with other emergency numbers such as the ambulance, emergency room, or local hospital. Regular emergency drills can help office staff become more confident in their roles when a real emergency occurs. The next available person (P1) will have the task of going to the hallway in search of an emergency car, preparing emergency medications, or anything else that P1 decides.