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REVIEW ARTICLE

Pediatric Basic Resuscitation in Dental Office

Bijle Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed, Yussuf K Chunawalla, Kavina Mansukhani, Prasad K Musale

Citation Information : Ahmed BM, Chunawalla YK, Mansukhani K, Musale PK. Pediatric Basic Resuscitation in Dental Office. World J Dent 2010; 1 (2):99-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1020

Published Online: 00-09-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Medical emergencies are little understood by most of the dentists. Thus, there is a significant need for increased awareness by dental professionals in the area of emergency medicine. Medical emergencies can and do occur in pediatric patients. Therefore, pediatric dentists should develop skills to handle various pediatric emergencies that have the potential to develop life-threatening conditions. We must be aware of the various protocols for initial stabilization of pediatric victims at risk in dental setup. Every patient expects his/her dentist to be familiar with emergency interventions that include atleast basic life support requirements and, if necessary, advanced methods including administration of specific medication. This review article will brief us with basic protocols required to manage pediatric emergencies in case of life-threatening conditions.


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