IMEP Named as Additional Resource for Medical Emergencies

Top Quote The Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness is very pleased to announce that it has been named as a Additional Resource in the American Dental Association (ADA) website under the heading of MEDICAL EMERGENCIES in the section of Oral Health Topics. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2010 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Excerpt from this section on the ADA site said this about medical emergencies:

    A medical emergency in the dental office may be an unexpected event that can include accidental or willful bodily injury, central nervous system stimulation and depression, respiratory and circulatory disturbances, as well as allergic reactions.

    Dentists, through their academic, clinical and continuing education, should be familiar with the prevention, diagnosis, and management of common emergencies. In addition, they should provide appropriate training to their staff so that each person knows what to do and can act promptly. Since these skills are not used every day, regular review is necessary: at least annually but preferably more often. Conducting mock emergencies may help office staff to be more confident with their roles when a real emergency occurs. As a result, dentists and their staff should be prepared to recognize, respond and effectively manage a medical emergency.

    The components of a sound medical emergency plan for the dental office should include:

    * Medical emergency prevention

    * Development of an action plan

    * ecognizing a patient's distress and management of medical emergencies

    * mergency drugs and equipment

    Christopher Rothman, DDS one of IMEP's co-founders states, "We are delighted to be recognized by the ADA. It is an achievement that gives us a tremendous amount of pride. This confirms all of our efforts over the past 7 years to assist the profession, has been validated by the highest organization in dentistry."

    About IMEP

    IMEP is an innovative leader for dental healthcare professionals and their team members in preparing for medical emergencies within the dental field. IMEP is recognized by national and state organizations and associations across the United States as the preferred provider of medical emergency preparedness. The goal of IMEP is to make Medical Emergency Preparedness a core competency in every dental office; and through enabling education, prepare the dental healthcare professional and their team to respond calmly, effectively and efficiently during the extremely critical time period between the onset of an emergency incident and the arrival of EMS professionals. These skills may be the difference in the life of a patient and the preservation of your practice. For more information, please visit
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