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Jafari M, Pishva S S, Sarrafan N. EVALUATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND PREPARDNESS OF GENERAL DENTISTS ABOUT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN URMIA IN 2012. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2013; 24 (8) :639-646
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-1891-en.html

Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Urmia University of Medical Sciences , sarrafannegar@yahoo. com
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Background & Aims: A medical Emergency can occur in any Dental office, and managing it successfully requires preparation. The most important aspect of nearly all medical Emergencies in the Dental office is to prevent, or correct, insufficient oxygenation of the brain and heart. Therefore, dentists must be prepared to provide the skills to mange (the ABCs or CPR). This study aimed to assess the knowledge and preparedness of general practitioners in diagnosing and treatment of medical Emergencies.

Materials & Methods: Data were collected from 95 dentists in city of Urmia using structured questionnaire.

Results: 95 dentists answered to questionnaire from 100 Dentist in Urmia. Among 95 Dentist, %41.1 were female and % 58.9 were male. The mean age was 33.45±9.19 years. In this study, the knowledge level of %5.3 of the dentists was poor, %62.1 was moderate and 32.6% was excellent. There was no significant relationship between age, work experience, sex of the dentists, and knowledge. The most frequently reported Emergency was syncope. Additionally, the most commonly kept Emergency drugs were Adrenaline (96.8 percent) and Oxygen (82.1 percent).

Conclusion: According to the findings a majority of private Dental offices in our study did have Emergency kits. There is a need for planning and managing medical Emergency courses both for dentists and students in dental schools.

 

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(8): 646 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آناتومی
Received: 2013/10/23 | Accepted: 2013/10/23 | Published: 2013/10/23

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