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How to Administer Epinephrine from an Ampule or Vial

Best practice for treating anaphylaxis is to administer epinephrine via an epinephrine auto-injector, according to HealthFirst Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Stanley Malamed and...
HealthFirst First Aid Kit

HealthFirst Offers ANSI 2015-Compliant First Aid Kit

When dental patients or staff have accidents or get cuts and scrapes, they expect a fully stocked first aid kit to be readily accessible....
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Why It’s Important to Track Emergency Medication Shelf Life

In a dental practice medical emergency, having the right medications on hand is critical to providing an effective response. Busy practices may find it...
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams

Surgeon General Advisory Urges Equipping More Americans With Naloxone

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams today recommended that more Americans should be equipped with Narcan (naloxone) to save victims of opioid overdoses. “Research...
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4 Reasons Your Dental Office Needs Medical Emergency Training

Because they are uncommon, medical emergencies in dental offices can be quite alarming for a dental staff. While a study by Dr. Stanley Malamed1 showed...

Dental Staff Renders Emergency Aid in Opioid Overdose

As our national opioid epidemic grows, dental offices have reported being on the front line of responding to medical emergencies involving potential overdose. That was...
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HealthFirst Salutes UAB School of Dentistry for Efforts to Combat Opioid...

Professors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry are taking the lead in the dental field to combat the growing opioid epidemic in...

Introducing NARCAN® Nasal Spray to Dental Emergency Medical Kits

As the opioid crisis continues to spread, HealthFirst recognizes the need for dental offices to be equipped to respond to opioid overdoses. Following the...
Rise of Opioid Crisis in United States

Naloxone Can Help Dentists Respond to Opioid Crisis

The unfortunate rise in the overuse of opioids is in the news daily, and this chart from the New York Times paints a chilling...
7 Essential Medications Plus Naloxone

Medications Dentists Need for Emergency Response [INFOGRAPHIC]

Click here for print-resolution image Essential Medications for Dental Practice Emergency Response When a medical emergency occurs at a dental office, the practice must be ready with at...