Course Description:

This online course qualifies for 1.5 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

“The minutes matter.”

In the case of a medical emergency in the dental office, dentists and their teams need to think fast and undertake lifesaving actions in order to improve a patient’s chances for a successful outcome. This incredibly important and informative course, presented by Dr. Steve Yun, MD, anesthesiologist, and medical consultant for DOCS Education, will address the most common medical events that may occur in the dental office, as well as the recommended emergency responses for each.

Dr. Yun will also outline the appropriate delegation of roles for the doctor and team members that will make the minutes count in emergency scenarios, such as administering epinephrin, using an AED, or reviving a pediatric patient.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the steps to take in the event of aspiration of vomitus.
  • Learn about the “fire triangle” and how to prevent it.
  • Identify the red flags and risk factors that could contribute to syncope.
  • Learn what actions to take when seizures or convulsions occur in a patient.
  • Review three sets of criteria for making a diagnosis of anaphylaxis.
  • Recognize the symptoms of a stroke or cerebrovascular accident.
  • Identify the signs of hypoglycemia.
  • Understand the causes, signs, and symptoms of hypertension and hypotension.
  • Review MONA vs. ASAP protocols for treating angina pectoris.
  • Learn the value of capnography monitoring during a medical emergency.


Scientific support and additional resources are available here.


Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.


Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credits.

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

142 Medical Emergency Training- 1.5 hours

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



Dr. Steve Yun
Dr. Steve Yun



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