Update on Medical Emergencies 2018: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own

New Course

Course Description

This seminar is given in a multimedia format with a hands-on segment showing drug administration, using real drugs, in real syringes, on simulated models. We will also have interactive audience participation (on a volunteer basis) to facilitate the learning experience. This presentation will review the prevention, preparations, recognition, and the management of medical emergencies – which can and do occur – anywhere and at anytime.

Attendees will receive a comprehensive hand-out. Individual pages within this hand-out can be used and copied for learning purposes by the doctor for his or her staff. Many doctors have benefited by bringing their dental team. Dr. Pompa incorporates an approach using a color coded system with each color depicting different emergencies. Every participant will receive these color coded guides, with algorithms depicting each condition and its suggested management.

The learner will also be shown how to create and maintain a drug emergency kit, the contents of which will be reviewed in detail.

Course Objectives

After attending this presentation, the participant will leave with considerable medical knowledge along with a simple approach that can provide life saving skills. Participants will bridge the gap between the didactic knowledge presented and the ability to manage an actual crisis. We will accomplish this by describing real emergency scenarios, and then review the recognition and management protocols for each emergency. This will be done in an open group format as case presentation discussions.

Emergencies to be covered in the following order:

  • Syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Asthmatic Attack
  • Mild Allergic Reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Angina
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiac Arrest


  • Dr. Pompa will give out prizes throughout the lecture for people who answer some questions correctly (5 prizes worth over $1,000)!
  • Color Coded cards with easy to follow algorithms for different medical emergency scenarios


Daniel G. Pompa, DDS Faculty Website

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Dr. Daniel PompaFellow: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

-Seminar Series Speaker / On-line Author / Consultant for the:

American Dental Association

-Visiting faculty at New York University College of Dentistry for the:

Linhart Department of Continuing Dental Education

Published in “JADA”*, “Dentistry Today”* and

“The Journal of New York State AGD,  Winter 2014 Edition”*:

“Update in Basic Physical Diagnosis”

Inventor: U.S. Patent: 5,320,529*

*All articles and patent available on the website: www.APS4DDS.com   


“We really enjoyed your presentation…and the movie songs/trivia!  Your program was excellent and I can’t imagine not having my team there with me.  It doesn’t do much good in a real life situation if I’m the only one who knows what to do. Especially if I’m the one having the emergency!”

Cathy Taylor, DMD (General Dentist, Gainesville, FL)

“A succinct course on how to prevent, recognize, and manage medical emergencies. It is excellent, relevant and extremely well presented. I very highly recommend it to all practitioners. Bravo!”

Irvin Kotkin, MD (Internal Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.)

“An outstanding lecture that is brilliantly presented.”

M. Rothberg, DDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Long Island, N.Y.)

“Yesterday I had a Dental Assistant who went into a severe allergic reaction with her throat closing. I didn’t panic and kept cool knowing I had taken your course in Emergencies and was capable of dealing with it. I activated the Emergency Rescue system you taught and it went by the book. Afterwards her Physician mentioned to her that I had saved her life.”

“This was by far the best CE course I’ve taken in a long, long time. Your passion and well organized information was only rivaled by your
enthusiasm and great knowledge.”

Simon Cherif, DDS (Pedodontist, Queens, N.Y)

“Your presentation was the best of many medical emergencies that I have attended in my over 45 years in the dental profession.”

Robert N. Smyth, DDS, MS, MPA (Endodontist, Washington, DC)

Continuing Education Units

7 CEUs. Lecture.

AGD# 142


Patterson Dental

570 Monroe Rd.  Ste. # 1024

Sanford, FL  32771



University of Florida

1395 Center Dr.

Gainesville, FL  32610


Continuing Dental Education at UFCD expresses appreciation to Lending Club Patient Solutions and Patterson Dental for unrestricted educational grants, which helped make this course possible.

Who should attend

General Dentists, Specialists and the Entire Dental Team.  Take advantage of the Team Training Discount ($25 off every registration when two or more register at the same time).  This includes specialists with referring dentists!


  • Dentist Fee: $279 (Early Bird) / $329 (Regular Fee)
  • Auxiliary Fee: $179 (Early Bird) / $229 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
  • Networking lunch included

Team Discount available Team Discount Available

Dates Location Course # AGD
January 12, 2018 (Friday) Orlando, FL 180366.01 142
May 11, 2018 (Friday) Gainesville, FL 180366.02 142