Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

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.
Note(s): N/A

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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