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 Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult)
Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult) General Information: • Keep the patient calm • Take patient’s vitals every 5 minutes- after cleared • First ask, “Are you choking? Can you speak?” • Do not perform Heimlich if the person is coughing forcefully and is able to speak • Encourage the...  Read More
Medical Emergencies: Equipment
Medical Emergencies: Equipment Required: • Emergency Protocol • Patient’s Chart opened to Medical History • BP Monitor (wrist is best and most convenient) • Back Board – Cutting Board (Velcro) 1. Scissors 2. Gorilla Tape x2 for hair removal • Electric Battery Operated Trimmer •...  Read More
Medical Emergencies: Stroke
Medical Emergencies: Stroke • Raise patient to a sitting position, slightly back • Identify signs & symptoms Is the Face drooping on one side? Three test for strength:  Feel if they are equal? If one side is stronger, announce that to Time-keeper. Time-keep will write the weaker side....  Read More
6 Tips for Your Special Needs Child’s First Pediatric Dental Visit
Every child needs regular dental care, but kids with special needs are more likely to develop gum disease, suffer an oral injury, or develop tooth decay. Any emotional, sensory, physical, behavioral, mental, cognitive, or developmental limiting condition or impairment that necessitates...  Read More
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Medical Emergency: Nose Bleeds
Medical Emergency: Nose Bleeds If nose was hit, suspect fracture, Locate the bleeding source • Apply direct pressure over the wound • Place sterile dressing or cleanest cloth available • If possible, use latex gloves, extra dressings or plastic wrap • Do not remove first dressing if blood-soaked...  Read More
Are you taking your Dog for outing today?
Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy celebrating National Cherry Popsicle Day.   National Dog Day National Cherry Popsicle Day National Got Checked Day National Web Mistress Day National Women’s Equality Day   Have some fun and try making one good...  Read More
National Days of August 25th
National Banana Split Day recognizes the sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and various toppings. Get yours on August 25th!   National Banana Split Day National Kiss and Make up Day National Secondhand Wardrobe Day   Whether you go out for a banana split or make one at home,...  Read More
Medical Emergencies: Heart Attack
Medical Emergencies: Heart Attack • Identify any Sign & Symptoms • Call 911 • Pain level: 1-10 • Oxygen- Non-Re-Breather, LPM=4-6 • Give 2- 81mg Chewable Aspirin as long as: (By chewing aspirin is allows it to activate faster) A. Patient is Not Allergic B. No History of Stroke C....  Read More
I Love Black Cats!
Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th aims to dispel all myths surrounding black cats. Additionally, the day shouldn’t be confused with National Black Cat Day. Superstitions aside, cats are simply adorable, even black ones. These feline creatures in their sleek, black coats may carry an air of...  Read More
Medical Emergency: Anaphylactic
Medical Emergency: Anaphylactic Take blood pressure-Drop in blood pressure is a primary sign, even if no swelling in throat, tongue, etc. Ask Patient if they have an Epi Pen and if they can use it.  if they say yes but they’re too afraid to do it on their own than help them. If they don’t have an...  Read More
Medical Safety: Angina
Medical Emergency: Angina • Start the emergency timeline • Check the patient’s Vitals Every 5 min and same as Epi. Ask it they have Nitro • Follow the CPR (CABH) protocol-Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Hemorrhage • Position the patient comfortably (sitting them upright is recommended)   Read More
Give lots of Love to your Middle Child
Each year, on National Julienne Fries Day on August 12th, everyone fries up skinny sliced potatoes for a delicious and crunchy treat.   Cut into thin, uniform matchsticks, julienne fries tend to be crispier and are often called “shoestring fries.” It’s no surprise this delicate and precise cut...  Read More
Tooth Ache !!
First Aid: Dental Injuries-Tooth-ache • Rinse mouth with warm water • Remove trapped food with dental floss • Use cold pack on outside of cheek for swelling • Do not place aspirin on aching tooth or gum tissue • Soak cotton with oil of cloves and place on aching tooth ...  Read More
First Aid: Broken Tooth
First Aid: Dental Injuries- Broken Tooth • Rinse mouth with warm water • Use cold pack on outside of the patient’s cheek • If dentist is not immediately available melt piece of paraffin of candle mixed with cotton strands • After it begins to cool, apply as a filling Please Stay Safe!   Read More
What is your favorite book's title?
A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away. National Book Lovers Day National Rice Pudding Day National Veep Day Its a perfect day to make rice...  Read More
Global Sleep Under The Stars Night
Whether it’s in the backcountry or your own backyard, one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the outdoors is to spend a night under the stars. Gazing up at the night sky gives us a sense of peace and, at the same time, an overwhelming sense of awe.   Global Sleep Under The Stars Night...  Read More
First Aid: Bleeding
First Aid: Bleeding Locate bleeding source • Check responsiveness • Apply direct pressure over the wound • Place sterile dressing or cleanest cloth available • If possible, use nitrile gloves, extra dressings, or plastic wrap • Do not remove first dressing if blood-soaked; and others...  Read More
Orthodontic Movement For The General Dentist
For many of us, our  training consists of a few dental school wire-bending classes, the fabrication of a space maintainer, and a few articles that we have read about clear aligners or rapid movement-type braces. The proposition of learning and proceeding with tooth movement in the general dentistry...  Read More
Mandatory Annual Training in Infection Control for All Va. Dental Assistants - DAI & DAII
According to Virginia Board of Dentistry regulation: 18VAC60-21-175. Training In Infection control A dentist shall be responsible for assuring that dental assistants complete annual training in infection control standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and as...  Read More
Mandatory Annual Training in Infection Control for All Va. Dental Assistants - DAI & DAII
According to Virginia Board of Dentistry regulation: 18VAC60-21-175. Training In Infection control A dentist shall be responsible for assuring that dental assistants complete annual training in infection control standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and as...  Read More
Get a Day out for refreshment
On July 28th, laughter and fun are just a couple of the requirements on National Waterpark Day! We also recommend bathing suits! Waterparks around the world provide thrilling, water-plunging rides for those who seek the white-knuckle hydro-power of slides. National Milk Chocolate Day National...  Read More
First Aid: Inhaled or Ingested Poison
Tip of the Day! First Aid: Inhaled or Ingested Poison Stop all Dental Procedures remember to protect yourself first • Think 1 hour for Pre-hospital, Transport, and Treatment  Inhaled poisonous gas or vapor; Ensure office and scene safety    Call 911 immediately. Remove victim from source to fresh...  Read More
Wash your Hands!
Inspection Tip of the Day: OSHA Adequate washing facilities are provided and staff washes hands before starting day and after lunch with soap and water >10 sec Stay Safe! #handwash #dental #soap #lunch #10seconds #safety   Read More
Make a Burger of Hot Dogs!
We see a time when you will enjoy a crunchy, sweet treat on National Fortune Cookie Day! Each year on July 20th, Americans celebrate the cookie that is a traditional part of Chinese take-out. National Fortune Cookie Day National Lollipop Day National Hot Dog Day – Third Wednesday in...  Read More
Medical Emergency Tip
Inspection Tip of the Day: First Aid In case of Amputation: 1. Wrap part in dry sterile gauze or clean cloth 2. Put wrapped part in waterproof container (plastic bag, cup, etc.) 3. Place wrapped part and container on bed of ice; do not submerge in ice or cold water Stay Safe! This is only a...  Read More
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