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Managing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Dental Office

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Teams that are properly trained and equipped will be able to quickly respond to sudden cardiac arrest in dental patients.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest, as well as suggestions and requirements that dental settings be equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).
  2. Describe various pathologies for sudden cardiac arrest, and the importance of AEDs when responding to these events.
  3. Discuss clinical manifestations of cardiac arrest, and appropriate management strategies for the dental team.

This course was issued in the December 2018 issue and expires 12/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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