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Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 2

This summary is based on the article published in Anesthesia Progress: Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 2: Advanced Airway Devices: Supraglottic Airways (Fall 2014) B Rosenberg, DMD, J. C Phero, DMD, and D. E Becker, DDS Context Part 1 in this series (Click here for the summary of part 1) on emergency airway management focused on basic and fundamental considerations for supplying supplemental oxygen to the spontaneously breathing patient and utilizing a bag-valve-mask system including nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways to deliver oxygen under positive pressure to the apneic patient. This article will review the evolution and use ...

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What are the implications of substance misuse for intravenous conscious sedation practice?

This summary is based on the article published in the British Dental Association: The implications of substance misuse for intravenous conscious sedation practice (February 2015) J. Noone, E. Critchley, P. Cullingham, P. Coulthard, A. Saksena Context Substance misuse is a major health concern, as the consequences for individuals are significant and may include multisystem organ damage. It is important for the dentist to know which patients are misusing substances as some pharmacological agents routinely used in dental practice may be contraindicated. The dentist should be aware of the range of clinical presentations that may arise from substance misuse and when ...

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Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation

This summary is based on the article published in Anesthesia Progress: Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 1: Basic Equipment and Devices (Summer 2014) Daniel E. Becker, Morton B. Rosenberg, and James C. Phero Context Offices and outpatient dental facilities must be properly equipped with devices for airway management, oxygenation, and ventilation. Optimizing patient safety using crisis resource management (CRM) involves the entire dental office team being familiar with airway rescue equipment. The immediate availability of this equipment is especially important during the administration of sedation and anesthesia as well as the treatment of medical urgencies/emergencies. Basic airway ...

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