Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (Verona)

Pharmacology, Anesthesia and Dental Emergencies - TECNICHE DI EMERGENZA E DI PRIMO SOCCORSO

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Name of lecturer
Giacomo Sebastiano Canova
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Lezioni CLID VERONA 1 anno 1 SEMESTRE dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- correctly alert the Emergency Medical Service (SUEM 118, NUE 112);
- guarantee correct assistance to the patient while waiting for help;
- recognize the main medical and traumatic emergency situations that may occur in a dental practice, knowing for each of them etiology, pathophysiology, signs / symptoms and treatment;
- perform Basic Life Support: recognizes the cardiocirculatory arrest, makes high-quality chest compressions, performs ventilation mouth / mask, knows the automated/semiautomated external defibrillator (AED), performs the safety lateral position, performs the maneuvers of unblocking the airway from a body stranger.


1. Organization of the emergency health system: SUEM 118/NUE 112 and Emergency Department;
2. Evaluation of the critical patient;
3. Basic Life Support: cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway disruption in the adult patient;
4. Medical Urgency: Syncope, Hypoglycemia, Convulsions, Stroke, Shock, Anxiety crisis;
5. Traumatic urgencies: Burns, Wounds, Hemorrhages.

- Frontal lessons with use of slides;
- Practical exercise on BLS with high fidelity mannequins.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AMLS Advanced Medical Life Support (Edizione 1) Elsevier Srl 2012 978-88-214-2969-9
Balzanelli MG, Gullo A Manuale di medicina d'emergenza e di pronto soccorso (Edizione 1) CIC Edizioni Internazionali 2014 978-88-7141-896-4

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview (50%) and practical test of BLS (50%).

In order to pass the exam it is necessary to obtain the score of 18/30 in both parts.
Failure to pass one of the two parst the exam involves repetition of both parts.

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