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 1 Semestre CLID VR dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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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);
- 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 defibrillator, performs the safety lateral position, performs the maneuvers of unblocking the airway from a body stranger.


1. Organization of the emergency health system: 118 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
Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) Advanced Life Support (ALS) (Edizione 4) IRC edizioni SRL 2015 978-8-895-51735-3
AMLS Advanced Medical Life Support (Edizione 1) Elsevier Srl 2012 978-88-214-2969-9 Edizione italiana a cura di Antonino Bodanza
American College of Surgeons Commitee on Trauma Advanced Trauma Life Support (Edizione 1) American College of Surgeons 2012 978-1-880696-02-6
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 the exam involves repetition of both parts.


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