Knowledge and Preparedness of Dental Practitioners on Management of Medical Emergencies in Jazan Province

  • Ghassan M. Al-Iryani College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
  • Fareedi Mukram Ali College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
  • Naima H. Alnami College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
  • Sahar K. Almashhur College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
  • Maha A. Adawi College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
  • Abrar A. Tairy College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jazan, Jazan
Keywords: Knowledge, Preparedness, Dental Practitioners, Medical Emergencies, Jazan Province (KSA)

Abstract

Medical emergencies are one of the most stressful situations the staff in a dental practice might encounter. The duty of care toward the attending patients obligates suitable preparedness to provide the necessary care if such emergencies ensue. Unfortunately, we found that 22% of the investigated dental clinics had no emergency kit available. Only 38% of the interviewed dentists felt confident to perform CPR, and 18% had no confidence to manage any medical emergency. An MCQ test of 20 questions examining the dentists’ knowledge in medical emergencies was distributed, and the level of knowledge was found to be suboptimal. The average score of the interviewed dentists was 10.87 out of 20. Experience and specialty training had a negligible effect on the level of knowledge.

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Published
2018-02-14
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Al-Iryani GM, Ali FM, Alnami NH, Almashhur SK, Adawi MA, Tairy AA. Knowledge and Preparedness of Dental Practitioners on Management of Medical Emergencies in Jazan Province. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018Feb.14 [cited 2020Nov.29];6(2):402-5. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.072
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D - Dental Sciences