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Congress 2011
Reports on the ADI Team Congress 2011
Thursday 14 - Friday 15 April
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX

Workshop No 3: Medical emergencies in implant surgery
Speakers: Simon Wright, Mike Stoker, Helen Frost and Amy Miller

Reported by Michelle David

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On Thursday 14th April I attended the ‘Medical Emergencies in Implant Surgery’ workshop for nurses. It was a hands-on workshop split into 3 sections.

  1. Prevention and team approach – presented by Helen Frost and Amy Miller
    This section explained how to prevent medical emergencies in the dental practice and the protocol to follow if one did ever occur. We then split into groups of 4 to rein act this protocol.
  1. Medical emergency scenario – presented by Mike Stoker
    The fun way in which this section was presented got us all involved. We learnt what symptoms the patients may complain about prior to a medical emergency and then what we need to do to stabilise the patient until help arrives. We got to use real equipment from an emergency kit to make these scenarios as close to real life as possible.
  1. The equipment – presented by Simon Wright.
    With use of a full emergency drugs kit we were told what each drug does and how to administer them.  We each got to practice using a Glucagon Hypokit and loading a syringe of Midazolam. We also watched a demonstration of a defibrillator and were shown a glucose reader.

This workshop was excellent in helping us to remember the key factors during all types of medical emergencies. I found it extremely beneficial to be able to practice with real drugs that are used, as it is something us nurses always fear.


The team approach to implant dentistry: a blueprint for success