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Concerns

Preparedness

Common Actions

Preparedness

Always:
  • have contact information for emergency medical services (EMS)
  • have contact information for patient’s physician
  • know the patient’s medical history
  • have 100% oxygen available
  • ensure that emergency equipment is properly functioning
  • ensure that emergency medication is available and not beyond the expiration date

Common Actions

  • discontinue dental treatment
  • assess responsiveness
  • place the patient in a supine position
  • evaluate breathing, airway and circulation
  • monitor blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate
  • inspect the pupils of the eyes:
    • constricted pupils – possible drug overdose
    • unequal pupils – possible cerebrovascular accident
    • dilated pupils – possible shock

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