Category Archives: Management ofthe Hospitalized Patient

Management of Postoperative Problems

Management of Postoperative Problems problems. Routine dentoalveolar -surgery is unlikely to cause airway compromise unless a condition suchas Ludwig’soangina is present. However, patients in 110man endotracheal tube has been placed during genetal anesthesia .are at risk for postextubation (l.e., after removal ‘of the endotracheal tube) airway narrowing or obstruction, which is caused by trauma to

PrincipalComponents of Postoperative Orders

Principal Components of Postoperative Orders • Diagnosis (or diagnoses) and surgical procedure • Condition • Allergies • Instructions for monitoring vital signs • Acti~ity and positioning • Diet • Medications , If • Intravenous (IV) fluids ‘. Wound care • Parameters for notification of physician or dentist • Special instructions (e.g., ice packs, lip protection hygfene instructions) ed for



Care of Hospitalized Patient

Care of HospitaliCare of Hospitalized Patientzed Patient Operating room protocols. The patient’s operating dentist bears the ultimate responsibility for any mishaps that occur in the operating room other than those relating to duties relegated to anesthesiology. Therefore the dentist must be meticulous in monitoring all that is done to the patient and should take charge if anything is being done that ma

Hospitalizing Patients lor Dental Care

Hospitalizing Patients lor Dental Care Deciding 011 hospitatization. The vast majority of patients needing routine dental care, induding oral and maxillofacial surgery, can be safely managed in the dental office. However, occasionally some patients require that dental care be provided in a hospital or surgery cener environment. A patient may be better treated in a hospitalstttng for several reasons. One of th


HOSPITAL DENTISTRY The request for consultation carries different connotations among health professionals. To some, the consult: ant is only expected to tender an opinion and’ not to begin implementing any advice until given permission by the patient’s admtting physician or, in the case of the emergency room, <bythe patient’s designated emergency  department physician. However, many physic

Medical Staff Mernbership

Medical Staff Mernbership Membership on a hospital medical staff is not usually gained by simple request. The hospital’s credentials committee, consisting of physicians and dentists on the medical staff and their admlnlsrratlve support staff, carefully reviews the qualifications of doctors applying for staff membership to ensure that individualsgranted privlleges . are competent to practice in the ‘

Administrative Organization

Administrative Organization Hospital organization varies from institution to institution, but most are based on standards of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations OCAHO). This national body’s mission is to set standards for hospitals and ambulatory care centers, to monitor these facilities to ensure that those standards are being met, and then to accredit hospitals and a

Management ofthe Hospitalized Patient

CHAPTER OUT  LINE HOSPITALGOVERNANCE Administrative Organization Medical Staff Membership HOSPITALDENTISTRY Consultations Emergency Room Consultations Inpatient Consultations Requesting a Consultation Hospitalizing Patients for Dental Care . Deciding on Hospita’tTzation Day Surgery Facilities Preoperative Patient Evaluation Care of Hospitalized Patient Operating Room Protocols Dental Surgeon and AssIstant P