As an accomplished Paramedic, Tom trains instructors and healthcare providers in classrooms and labs, at international conferences and on cruise ships. He is an accomplished speaker and force multiplier, empowering learners to grow professionally during simulation and motivating educators to create realistic, relevant training that improves quality and patient safety. His enthusiasm and ability to engage healthcare providers, forged in the fire and EMS service and refined in one of the nation’s best academic medical centers, are evident in everything he does.
With the opioid epidemic on the rise and fancy new designer drugs out, do you know what your patient is under the influence of? Do you change how you treat a suspected addict? Should you? This dynamic interactive course will touch on topics not talked about frequently in the dental world.
Effective response to medical emergencies in the dental setting requires a team approach. Each member of the dental practice staff must be ready to recognize the signs and symptoms of a developing medical emergency, provide initial basic care, and operate within a clearly defined role to give the patient the best chance for recovery. This interactive presentation will cover preplanning and necessary training, basic emergency recognition and management, interacting with EMS and other medical disciplines, and the ongoing training necessary to reinforce best practices in emergency response and maintain office readiness