Knowledge and Experience About Medical Emergencies among Dental Interns In Bangalore City

  • Arun Paul KMCT Dental college
  • Gulam Anwar Naviwala
  • Deepa Prakash
Keywords: Dental Interns, Medical Emergenicies, Knowledge

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Medical emergencies are very frequent in dental setting. It is imperative to  judiciously manage these situation in clinical setting.  Having correct knowledge about the medical emergencies and the management methods are crucial successful clinical practice.

AIM: To assess the knowledge and experience about medical Emergencies among Dental interns in Bangalore City.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted among 350 dental  Interns from sixteen dental colleges in Bangalore City using a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 item questions.

RESULTS: Syncope being the  most commonly encountered medical emergency (79.14%), followed by hypoglycaemia(17.14%). About 49.71% respondents considered medical emergency training was moderate. 98% of them think that medical emergencies training is important. Knowledge of the presence of drugs and equipments in the emergency drug kit and the confidence with regard to using them was not satisfactory.

CONCLUSION: Dental graduates had a superficial knowledge of management of medical emergencies and use of drugs and equipments.

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Published
2019-02-24
How to Cite
Paul, A., Naviwala, G., & Prakash, D. (2019). Knowledge and Experience About Medical Emergencies among Dental Interns In Bangalore City. International Healthcare Research Journal, 2(11), 270-275. https://doi.org/10.26440/ihrj.v2i11.200

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