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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2005, 5(2): 47-54 Back to browse issues page
Isfahan Dentists’ Readiness for Medical Emergencies: Their knowledge and Access to Necessary Equipments
Reza Birang, Naser Kaviani , Mansoor Behnia, Mostafa Mirghaderi
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Introduction: Fear from dental work and other medical problems in dental patients can cause medical emergencies in dental office. Managing these emergencies depends on dentist’s knowledge and their access to needed equipments. This study was performed to determine the knowledge of dentists about medical emergencies, and available equipments in Isfahan's dental offices. Methods: In this descriptive study performed in 2005, 150 dentists were selected by systematic random sampling. They were asked in person, using a valid and reliable questionnaire containing 10 multiple choice questions about medical emergencies, a list of 8 emergency medications and 5 emergency equipments. Data was analyzed by SPSS software using mean, frequency,and t-test. Results: From 139 dentists who completed the questionnaires, 74.8% were male and the rest were females. The mean score of their knowledge was 5.42 out of 10 and no significant difference was observed between male and female. The mean of available drugs was 5.28 from 8 drugs and the mean of available emergency equipments was 0.74 from 5 equipments. Conclusion: The Dentists’ knowledge was at an average level and they had little access to emergency drugs and equipments. So, the correct management of medical emergencies in dental offices is difficult.
Keywords: Medical Emergencies, Knowledge, Equipments, Dentist.
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Received: 2006/09/6
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Birang R, Kaviani N, Behnia M, Mirghaderi M. Isfahan Dentists’ Readiness for Medical Emergencies: Their knowledge and Access to Necessary Equipments. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2005; 5 (2) :47-54
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