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Managing an Epileptic Emergency

Dr. PJ Murphy
UBC Faculty of Dentistry

In this episode of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. PJ Murphy, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry UBC, discusses the nuances of managing an epileptic emergency in the dental office.

In conversation with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, Dr. Murphy outlines the four key principles in preparing for and managing a patient with epilepsy. He gives a step-by-step guide on what to do when a patient has an attack in the dental chair, lists common potential stimuli and how to avoid them, and discusses pharmaceutical intervention in the event that an epileptic episode becomes a medical  emergency.

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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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