DAS 105 - Concepts in Risk Management
Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with concepts essential to the practice of managing a medical emergency. Students will be introduced to the pharmacology that aids in the management of a medical condition/ emergency in patients. Included in this course are the basic principles of first aid, relative medical emergencies, and occupational hazards. The course includes a hands-on clinical component relating basic assessment skills during emergency situations.
Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Dental Assisting program.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Review medical histories for completeness, highlighting medical conditions or medications that may adversely affect the outcome of dental treatment.
- Practice preventive measures to avoid health and safety hazards.
- Follow regulated standard protocols when encountering accidental exposures in the dental setting.
- Recognize early signs of distress and assist in responding to medical emergencies during dental procedures.
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