Medical emergency in dentist office

Dr. Stanley Malamed Offers ‘Case Notes’ on Managing Medical Emergencies

Every week we at HealthFirst talk with customers who have responded to a medical emergency at their office. We believe that everyone in dentistry...

When minutes matter, an ER doc is now a phone call...

During a medical emergency in a dental practice, a patient’s life can be on the line before EMS arrives. A well-trained and well-equipped dental...

Expert Guidelines for Dental Emergency Medical Kits

“What should I have in my emergency medical kit?” seems to be a common question among dentists and dental professionals. In fact, there is...

What To Consider If You’re Buying an AED

As a dental staff member, patients trust you with their lives. In event of a cardiac arrest, CPR can only take you so far. The...
Administration of naloxone

ADA and HealthFirst Address Dentistry’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic

The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a groundbreaking new policy on opioids, recognizing the need for dentistry to make positive changes that can...
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5 Steps to Respond to an Anaphylactic Medical Emergency

While allergy-related medical emergencies are rare at the dentist’s office, they do occur.  Well-trained and well-equipped dental staff can be a life saver. During...

General Dentistry Guide to Medical Emergency Preparation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Download the PDF below for a print-ready version that includes embedded links to key resources.
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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...
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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...