Episode 41

How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies in Your Practice with Catharine Goodson

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: September 26, 2012 | Listening Time:

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In this episode of Thriving Dentist Show we address the very serious topic of how to prepare for medical emergencies in your practice. Research done at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reveals that every practicing U.S. dentist will face approximately eight potentially life-threatening medical emergencies in their offices every 10 years. That means there will be approximately 150,000 dental medical emergencies in the U.S. every year. More and more dental emergencies are due to unanticipated interactions between sedation and the medications a patient is taking. According to the American Medical Association, in 2010 the average American between the ages of 35 and 50 was currently taking seven prescribed medications (an increase from four in 2002). We were very fortunate to have Dr. Catharine Goodson as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. Dr. Goodson is an authority on how to prepare for medical emergencies and she has some very useful information to share with our listeners.

This is a topic that many Dentists don’t spend much time thinking about, yet proper preparation is absolutely critical.

Running Time 41:04

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You believe in a 3 part approach in being prepared for medical emergencies.

The 3 components are;

1) A properly Constructed Medical History

2) A properly constructed emergency drug kit

3) A properly trained and empowered staff.

Dr. Goodson addresses the importance of continuous preparation.

Connect with Dr. Goodson at Http://www.CatharineGoodson.com

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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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