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Evaluation the amount of knowledge about medical emergencies among dental interns of Guilan university medical sciences, year 1395. 3dj. 2020; 9 (2) :40-46
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Introduction: Despite the advancement of medical sciences in diseases control and, regarding the rise in the elderly population, the number of patients with multiple internal medical conditions, who refer to a dentist, is increasing. Therefore a dentist’s accurate knowledge about medical emergency is more felt. . In most life threating emergences on time implementing accurate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can rescue the patient’s life in most cases and also can prevent sudden death. Researches had shown that half of dentists over the world are unable of doing CPR.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge of senior dental students about common medical emergencies in dental office.
Materials and methods: this cross-sectional study was conducted on senior dental students of Guilan university of Medical Sciences. The questionnaire of medical emergency, after reviewing the validity and reliability was given to students. Data collected and were analyzed with 21 version of SPSS PRO, with descriptive statistics, Pearson Correlation Test, independent T test, Mann Withney U Test were analyzed.
Result: 60 senior dental students of Guilan University of medical Sciences from 70 students responded to the questionnaire (response rate 85/7%). the average and SD of their age was 25/8±4/2. Their total average course score was 15/8±1/2. In general, the mean score was 6/01±2/27(from14 score). In this study, 66/67% of students had poor knowledge. The correlation between student’s average course score and knowledge about the medical emergency was significant (p=0/002, r=0/369) and the correlation between type of admission and knowledge about medical emergency was significant too.
Conclusion: According to the study, the knowledge of senior dental students of Guilan university of Medical Science were poor, which suggest the need for more emphasis on education and revision of course, as well as practical workshops.
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Received: 2020/09/23 | Accepted: 2020/06/1 | Published: 2020/06/1

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