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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 111 Medical Emergencies

1 credits
This course introduces students to various medical emergency situations that may arise in the dental setting. Students will learn to work with the dental team to recognize, evaluate, and manage potential medical emergencies.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

Corequisites: DHYG 112 , DHYG 113 , DHYG 114 , DHYG 115 , DHYG 116 , DHYG 118 , DHYG 119 .

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Take accurate vital sign measurements
  • Use medical history information to identify risks for medical emergencies during dental treatment
  • Apply the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classifications to determine medical risks in dental treatment
  • Follow established protocol for managing potential emergency situations
  • Administer appropriate drugs to handle emergency situations
  • Respond effectively to specific medical emergencies that may arise in the dental office