Paediatric medical emergencies can be distressing for the child, parent and clinician alike. This paper aims to remind those in primary dental care how to manage these emergencies safely and effectively. Topics covered include paediatric airway management, basic life support, defibrillation, choking, asthma, paediatric emergency drug doses and epilepsy.
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Thanks to Newcastle Dental Hospital Child Dental Health and Sedation staff for assistance with equipment and resources for photographs.
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Wallace, C., Hind, V. Guide to paediatric medical emergencies. Br Dent J 227, 783–789 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0856-8