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Staff Member Reacts Adversely After Eating a Cookie

Medical Condition: ALLERGIC REACTION Emergency Response Dental staff administers epinephrine auto-injector. Synopsis At an Alabama pediatric dentistry practice holiday party, a staff member reacted adversely after eating a cookie. She said her lips were tingling and she could feel her airway closing. Soon it became difficult for her to breathe. Her coworkers and the doctor …

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Opioid Overdose Happens Outside of Dental Office

Medical Condition:OPIOID OVERDOSE Emergency Response Dental staff performed CPR and utilized an AED. Emergency medical services administered NARCAN® Nasal Spray (naloxone HCl) upon arrival. Synopsis “Help!” said a man running into a South Carolina dental practice. “I can’t wake up my girlfriend!” Three staff members rushed to a truck in the parking lot and found …

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Patient Experiences “Very Scary” Low Blood Sugar

Medical Condition: ALLERGIC REACTIONHYPOGLYCEMIA (Low Blood Sugar) Emergency Response Dental staff administered oral glucose from a HealthFirst emergency medical kit. Synopsis During a routine cleaning, a Florida dental office patient developed signs of low blood sugar. She could not speak properly, began shaking, and was argumentative. After reviewing the patient’s medical history, and recognizing signs …

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Hygienist Assists Patient During Asthma Attack

Medical Condition:ASTHMA Emergency Response Dental staff provides patient with albuterol inhaler for self-administration.   Synopsis During a routine cleaning, an Ohio dental office patient was acting restless and anxious. She began to show signs of difficulty breathing, possibly indicating bronchospasm. The hygienist stopped the procedure and asked the patient about her symptoms. The patient told …

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