Dental Hygiene and Paramedic Students Practice Medical Emergencies At College's Dental Hygiene Clinic
CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Students from the college's Dental Hygiene and Paramedic-EMT
programs will test their skills in responding to medical emergencies.
Instructors from the Paramedic program will act as clinic patients who
have one of six emergency situations that are most commonly seen in the
dental chair – heart attack, asthma attack, allergic reaction that progresses
to anaphylactic shock, epileptic seizure, insulin shock, and dental-phobic
hyperventilation leading to angina.
||When medical emergencies happen in the dentist's office, staff have to
be prepared for the worst, and able to respond with the best possible treatment.
That's the idea behind a mock emergency drill (no pun
intended!) scheduled at Hudson Valley Community College 's Dental Hygiene
||The mock emergency drill will be Thursday, March 18, from 1 – 3:30
||The Dental Hygiene clinic is located in Fitzgibbons Hall on the Hudson
Valley Community College campus, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy.
Students in both the Dental Hygiene and Paramedic programs will respond
to the emergency situations and instructors will provide feedback on
how well they respond.
For more information or directions to the clinic, call 629-8072.