2017, Number 1
EduMeCentro 2017; 9 (1)
Mendiburu ZCE, Medina PS, Carrillo MJ, Peñaloza CR
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ABSTRACTBackground: medical emergencies are acute events that require sufficient knowledge for immediate attention.
Objective: to identify the learning needs of medical emergency interns of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
Methods: an descriptive study was carried out at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Yucatan, Mexico, in 2015. Theoretical methods were used: analysis-synthesis and inductiondeduction, to support research. A survey was applied as structured questionnaire with closed questions with variable basic knowledge about medical emergencies in the dental office, and a binomial test.
Results: gaps in knowledge about training were identified to deal with medical emergencies in the dental office, including: applying an intramuscular medication, which route to use to administer certain medications and dosages, what to do if the patient has high systolic and normal diastolic blood pressure and vice versa, how to use the facemask with resuscitation bag and apply Cardiopulmonary Reanimation. However, in metabolic emergencies, they showed high percentages of positive responses.
Conclusion: there are high learning needs in medical emergencies in the dental office of interns, because their knowledge is below acceptable standards.