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Medical emergencies

Looking for practical guidance on handling medical emergencies in your dental practice? This collection comprises five years of medical emergencies articles published in BDJ Team.

Medical emergencies

Bricks and mortar are easily replaced after a fire, but the emotional, financial and physical scars may be visible forever. Jon Kyle Anderson trains dental practices in fire awareness and fire safety.

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Medical emergencies can occur in the dental practice. The posters ‘Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice’ and ‘Emergency Drugs in the Dental Practice’ have been designed to help dental professionals to respond effectively and safely to a medical emergency. These posters, endorsed by the British Dental Association (BDA), are included with this article. Further copies can be downloaded from: https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/medical-education.aspx .

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Emma Hammett1 provides an up to date guide on managing patients who have an asthma attack in the dental practice.

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Sarah Haslam, a mouth care specialist nurse from Kent, explains what her trust is doing to raise awareness of sepsis in dentistry.

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In the first of a series of articles outlining the basics of life support training, Emma Hammett describes how to get a collapsed patient into the recovery position.

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