Presenter: Mel Hawkins, DDS
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As health professionals we must be increasingly aware that we are treating an aging and pharmacologically drug dependent and ambulatory population. How can we be expected to respond and react to life-threatening situations when they never occur? Simplicity! Practical equipment adjuncts, a few good drugs, "red flags" of predisposing medical conditions, vasoconstrictor interactions, and local anesthetic overdoses will be assessed. The syncope algorithm is universally applicable to initially treating any and all emergencies. The team approach is emphasized. Morbidity and mortality case reports, anecdotes including situations encountered in over 40 years in dentistry, and dental office, family, neighborhood, shopping center, and sports experiences will be discussed.