Office Safety Flashcards
at the bare minimum, ,your practice needs to be ____
- to protect pts from harm
- second to protect ourselves from litigation
***NEVER leave children unattended in the operatory
when it comes to giving fluroide to children, what is preferred?
foam over gels
*lower Fl- conc by volumes
what is the Fl- toxicity
5mg/kg is PTD
*small 5 year old is 15 kg
what can reduce vomitting for kids?
- different colors and consistencies
- *DO NOT apply to those with known COLOPHONY ALLERGY
also known as ROSIN, a resin obtained from pine trees and other coniferous plants that is used to manufacture adhesives, varnish, soaps, chewing gum, cosmetics, and meds
colophony (what is in varnish that kids may have an allergy to)
*also found in root canal sealers and cements
what type of allergic reaction can happen bc of colophony?
allergic contact dermatitis
*type IV hypersensitivity
how would you tx allergic contact dermatitis from colonophony
oral antihistamine DIPHENHYDRAMINE
*max dose = 300mg / day
type of allergic reaction that occurs with food allergies and eczema
type 1: anaphylactic / atopy
type of allergic reaction that occurs with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, myasthenia gravis
type 2: cytotoxic/antibody dependent
type of allergic reaction that occurs with systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis
type 3: immune complex
type of allergic reaction that occurs with mantous test and contact dermatitis
type 4: deplayed type/ cell mediated
what are some common dental allergens?
- nickel (metal crowns)
- food dyes (oral sedatives)
- cold water?!
simplest way to guard against foreign body aspiration or ingestion
- also maximizes N20 for pt and minimizes it for your staff
- is also considered STANDARD OF CARE for peds pts
what is the correct way to get proper power of attorney?
- document or written instrument
- signed by legal guardian
- signed by neutral witness, a person of age of majority
does power of attorney supercede the rights of the legal guardian?