Claim Scenario: Over-Sedation and Failure to Resuscitate

Prompt administration of reversal agents and respiratory support are critical for over-sedation emergencies.

An adult male patient presented for treatment to a dentist who held a Board of Dentistry conscious sedation permit. The patient had a significant medical history, including Down syndrome, severe mental impairment, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension. An oral benzodiazepine was given one hour before the patient arrived for his appointment, so he was lethargic upon arrival. Prior to the procedure, the patient was given additional parenteral ...

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Practice With a Plan: Natural Disaster Preparedness Tools

Hurricane Matthew is creeping closer and closer to Florida’s East Coast. The strong storm poses a huge threat to states all along the Southeast and it is extremely important for those in the storm track to prepare both our homes and businesses for a possible impact.

Although other areas in the United State are not being directly affected by this storm, Hurricane Matthew serves as a clear reminder of the importance of having a plan. Natural disasters ...

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