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System of acute medical support to emergency during dental treatment.

Authors
  • Kawahara, M
  • Takeshita, T
  • Akita, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia progress
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
265–267
Identifiers
PMID: 3465266
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Resuscitation Committee of Hiroshima City Dental Association was established in 1983 in order to provide acute medical support in case of emergency during dental treatment at private dental clinics. This Committee is composed of representatives from the Hiroshima City Dental Association, Hiroshima University School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Hiroshima City Health Bureau, and Hiroshima City Fire and Ambulance Department. A portable ECG monitor with defibrillator and a resuscitation kit are held in readiness at the Hiroshima University Hospital. In case of emergency during dental treatment at a private dental clinic, we hurry to the clinic with the resuscitation set and give emergency treatment. We have been involved in two cases of emergency since this system started. Both of them recovered without any sequelae. Besides these activities, we give lectures annually to dentists and dental hygienists on the treatment of medical emergencies.

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