Dental Assisting Ch 31 Assisting in a Medical Emergency - Short Answer Questions.pdf

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Short Answer Questions 1. Define medical emergency Acute injury or illness that poses an immediate risk to a person's life or long-term health. 2. Give the specific role each staff member should be responsible for during a medical emergency. Front desk staff will call emergency services and remain on the telephone until appropriate medical assistance arrives. The clinical assistant or dental hygienist will retrieve the oxygen unit and emergency drug kit and prepare for use. The dentist, clinical assistant, or dental hygienist will remain with the patient to assist in assessment or with basic life support. Additional dental team members will respond to the needs of other patient in the office. 3. List the basic items to be included in an emergency kit. Rubber tubing, Oxygen mask, Tourniquets, Intravenous

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