Emergency Drugs Outline

Course Outline

Mandatory Emergency Drugs

bulletOxygen
bulletEpinephrine
bulletNitroglycerin

Primary Support Drugs

bulletAnticonvulsant
bulletAnalgesic
bulletVasopressor
bulletAntihypoglycemic
bulletCorticosteroids
bulletAntihypertensive
bulletAnticholinergic
bulletRespiratory stimulant
bulletAntihypoglycemic
bulletBronchodilator

Drugs for Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Supplementary Drugs

bulletNarcotic antagonist
bulletBenzodiazepine antogonist
bulletAntiemergence delirium
bulletVasodilator

Emergency Drug Kit

References

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

1. Describe 5 major considerations that the dentist should take into account in preparing an emergency drug kit for the office.

2. Describe the importance and application of oxygen in an emergency.

3. Describe the role of emergency drug kit in a dental office.

4. Discuss the use of oxygen in hypoxemia and indicate three techniques of delivery.

5. Give 3 reasons why epinephrine should not be used in shock or shocklike states.

6. Point out the importance of nitroglycerin as a vasodilator in a dental office. Distinguish it with amyl nitrite.

7. List at least 7 categories of primary support drugs. Also indicate their generic and proprietary names.

8. Describe the advantages of benzodiazepines over barbiturates as anticonvulsants.

9. Describe the use of vasopressors in a dental office emergency.

10. Explain the use of corticosteroids in the management of an acute allergic reaction.

11. List various advanced cardiac life support drugs and their indicated use.

12. List four categories of antidotal drugs.

13. List various drugs used in an emergency drug kit, their indicated use, adult dosage and route of administration.

 

Emergency Drugs Outline

Course Outline

Mandatory Emergency Drugs

bulletOxygen
bulletEpinephrine
bulletNitroglycerin

Primary Support Drugs

bulletAnticonvulsant
bulletAnalgesic
bulletVasopressor
bulletAntihypoglycemic
bulletCorticosteroids
bulletAntihypertensive
bulletAnticholinergic
bulletRespiratory stimulant
bulletAntihypoglycemic
bulletBronchodilator

Drugs for Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Supplementary Drugs

bulletNarcotic antagonist
bulletBenzodiazepine antogonist
bulletAntiemergence delirium
bulletVasodilator

Emergency Drug Kit

References

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

1. Describe 5 major considerations that the dentist should take into account in preparing an emergency drug kit for the office.

2. Describe the importance and application of oxygen in an emergency.

3. Describe the role of emergency drug kit in a dental office.

4. Discuss the use of oxygen in hypoxemia and indicate three techniques of delivery.

5. Give 3 reasons why epinephrine should not be used in shock or shocklike states.

6. Point out the importance of nitroglycerin as a vasodilator in a dental office. Distinguish it with amyl nitrite.

7. List at least 7 categories of primary support drugs. Also indicate their generic and proprietary names.

8. Describe the advantages of benzodiazepines over barbiturates as anticonvulsants.

9. Describe the use of vasopressors in a dental office emergency.

10. Explain the use of corticosteroids in the management of an acute allergic reaction.

11. List various advanced cardiac life support drugs and their indicated use.

12. List four categories of antidotal drugs.

13. List various drugs used in an emergency drug kit, their indicated use, adult dosage and route of administration.