Medical History Evaluation & Management of Medical Emergencies

Do you know which medical conditions indicate the need for medical consultation or referral and those that require dental treatment modifications?

Learn why taking and evaluating a patient's medical history is one of the most important responsibilities of the dental team. This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with a general review and evaluation of medical conditions and emergencies one might encounter in the dental office.

Benefits/Objectives

By applying didactic material to practical situations you will learn how to:

  • obtain a complete medical history from a patient.
  • determine when a medical consultation is necessary before initiating dental treatment on a patient.
  • identify when modifications in dental treatment must be made related to a patient's specific medical condition.
  • assess the type of premedication needed for a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • recognize which drugs to avoid when treating a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • determine the type of emergency situation that may arise when treating a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • be prepared to take appropriate action in a given emergency situation.

Who Should Enroll

Dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental assistants who would like to refresh their skills in assessing a patient’s medical history, to mitigate the potential for a medical emergency.

Educational Methods

Self-guided instruction via written materials including pre-test, manual, workbook and post-test.

Authors

Jill L. Stoltenberg, BSDH, MA, RF, Division of Dental Hygiene, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

James W. Little, DMD, MS, co-author of Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, now in its 8th edition; Professor Emeritus, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Little served as a content consultant to Ms. Stoltenberg in the development of this course.

Original release date: 1979. Date last reviewed: 2014. Expiration date: 2017. 

Materials provided

  • pre-test
  • course manual (yours to keep)
  • workbook – must be completed and returned to CDE in order to receive the post-test
  • post-test – must be completed and returned to CDE for review and issuance of credit
  • course evaluation – to be completed and returned to CDE along with completed post-test

Upon return of the completed workbook to Continuing Dental Education (CDE), you will be sent the post-test for completion. Completed post-test must be returned to CDE for review and issuance of credit for the course.

Time limit

There is no time limit for completing this course; however, we do recommend you complete the course within three weeks from the day you receive it.

Cancellation policy

A refund of the fee(s) minus a $25 processing fee will be made if all course materials are returned, unused, within three weeks of the date the package is shipped. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing of all refunds. 

Tuition

$240

Credits

12 hours

Minnesota Credits
12 core (Management of Medical Emergencies)

Course Number

4001