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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Evaluation of knowledge, experience, and perception about medical emergencies among dental graduates (interns)


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Geerthana Muthu
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital,Chennai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijosr.ijosr_9_21

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Introduction: The study is based on the effective management of an emergency situation in the dental office. The lack of training and inability to cope with medical emergencies can lead to tragic consequences and sometimes legal action. For this reason, all health professionals including dentists must be well prepared to attend to medical emergencies. Providing basic life support (BLS) is the dentist's most important contribution until definitive treatment for a medical emergency can be given. The aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge, experience, and perception about medical emergencies among dental graduates (interns). Materials and Methods: Data were collected from 100 Interns of Private Dental College of Chennai, India, by using a structured questionnaire consisting of the 7-item questionnaire (6 closed and 1 open). Statistical analysis was performed to analyze the study. Results: Among 100 dental students, who participated in the following study, only 70% of them were aware of the medical emergency drugs and their uses, the confidence level of the students was abruptly good in those students and 30% of the students should improve the level of confidence in using and handling of the drugs. Conclusion: The study is useful to gain knowledge for dental students in case of medical emergency situations.


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