A must-have guide for offices that administer nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. Includes office preparedness and staff training for the management of emergencies.
An Action Plan for Office Response!
Advanced Protocols for Medical Emergencies is a must for all offices administering nitrous oxide, conscious sedation and general anesthesia. This manual delivers critical information to the anesthesia team, helping to ensure protocols, prevention, preparation and management of office emergencies are an integral part of the normal office operation base.
- Latest CPR and BLS (basic life support) guidelines
- Includes office preparedness and staff training for management of emergencies
- Contains procedures and protocols defined by symptom analysis
- All emergency categories include a quick reference guide for initial treatment
- 12 tabbed chapters for easy reference
- Chapters presented in most likely order of frequency
This manual addresses specific office medical emergency protocols presented in tabbed chapters for easy reference:
- Loss of Consciousness
- Respiratory Distress
- Chest Pain
- Cardiac Dysrhythmias
- Allergic/Drug Reactions
- Altered Sensation/Changes in Affect
- Blood Pressure Abnormalities
- Management of Acute Bleeding
- Venipuncture Complications
- Emesis and Aspiration
- Malignant Hyperthermia
- Drug Monographs
- Appendix – including FAQs for Infective Endocarditis and Prosthetic Implants
- Glossary of Terms
Donald P. Lewis, DDS, CFE In 1993 Donald P. Lewis, DDS, CFE, discovered that his practice was a victim of a very silent and financially draining crime - embezzlement. Not knowing where to turn, he started his own investigation of the crime. He continued with the process of prosecution and recovery of lost funds on his own. After the recovery phase of his case, Dr Lewis felt that he needed to know about not only this type of crime, but also about the type of perpetrator that could cause such financial havoc in someone's practice. He has done extensive research on the subject of embezzlement and fraud and has authored the book Employment Embezzlement and Fraud in the Dental Office: Scams, Schemes and Broken Dreams.
Dr Lewis has been awarded the designation of "Certified Fraud Examiner" (CFE) by the Board of Regents of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This designation is to select professionals who meet stringent criteria, including strict character, experience, and education requirements. CFEs are responsible for resolving a wide range of allegations of fraud and white-collar crime. The CFE designation is one of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners fundamental efforts against white-collar crimes. Dr Lewis is one of only two dentists to receive this certification.
Dr Lewis has lectured extensively on the subject of fraud and embezzlement across the United States to a wide range of healthcare organizations and professionals. This program is given for the protection of the healthcare professional from the common white-collar thief. As of the date of this printing, Dr Lewis has well over 150 reported cases in which healthcare professionals have discovered that they are indeed victims of this type of crime.
Dr Lewis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is currently in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his undergraduate BS in Chemistry from Valparasio University in 1972 and his DDS from Case-Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1976. Dr Lewis completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1980 and is an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Case-Western Reserve University.
Ann Marie McMullin, MD is board certified in emergency medicine and is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. Dr. McMullin completed a transitional internship at Saint Mary's Medical Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and subsequently spent three years as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy. For two of these years, Dr. McMullin worked in the Emergency Department at the Naval Hospital, Okinawa where she also assisted in the training of Japanese medical students. She graduated from the University of Maryland Medical System at Baltimore and served as Chief in the Emergency Medicine residency program there. Dr. McMullin is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.