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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part F

Awareness, management and level of confidence in handling medical emergencies among dental practitioners in Chennai, India

AUTHOR(S): Dr. A Vinita Mary, Dr. R Kesavan, Dr. Nandhini K, Dr. Naveenraj N and Dr. Nalini V
ABSTRACT:Background: Life threatening emergencies can occur on the dental chair despite efforts to minimize them. The dentist should be prepared in advance to handle such emergency. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness, management and level of confidence in handling medical emergencies among dental practitioners. Materials and methods: A cross- sectional study was conducted on august 2019 among 150 dental practitioners in Chennai to determine their awareness, management and level of confidence in handling emergencies. The questionnaire consists of 24 questions. Results: The results of this study showed that most of the practitioners, 133 (88.7%) had attended workshop on training or management program on emergency. Only few 23 (15.3%) of practitioners thought that they can handle medical emergencies. Conclusion: Though dental practitioner had attended many workshops and management programs on medical emergencies, they lacked confidence in handling such situation.
Pages: 345-349  |  189 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. A Vinita Mary, Dr. R Kesavan, Dr. Nandhini K, Dr. Naveenraj N, Dr. Nalini V. Awareness, management and level of confidence in handling medical emergencies among dental practitioners in Chennai, India. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):345-349.
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