Due to the special situation experienced in recent months, the final date for the adaptation of dental clinics as cardiosecure spaces has been extended, the extension is until next August 21, 2020.
New deadline for compliance with Order 1158/2108 for dental clinics in Madrid, extension until August 21, 2020
Order 1158/2018 of the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid regulates the general and specific technical requirements of dental clinics, this order established an initial term of 18 months for the cardioprotection of dental clinics, which ended in May 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many dental clinics in Madrid have been unable to meet the requirements of the standard, due to the closure of companies and dental clinics in Madrid during the state of alarm.
Medical emergencies can occur and occur in dental clinics. During the professional career of a dentist, it is estimated that between five and seven medical emergency situations will be present.
Being prepared before an emergency obviously increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. Having a DEA defibrillator in dental clinics is essential, given the possibility of sudden death during an orthodontic intervention.
Dental clinics are increasingly having a greater number of elderly and medically compromised patients, so it is very likely that at some point they will have to attend to a medical emergency in the consultation, including cardiac arrest.
The cardioprotected dental clinics are those clinics that have an AED defibrillator, cardioprotected dentistry against sudden death derived from an orthodontic intervention. A simple extraction of molars or teeth can end in a cardiac arrest, and without a defibrillator nearby, the chances of survival are scarce or nil.
Regulations for dental clinics in Madrid | ORDER 1158 / 2018, from 7 for November
Due to safety reasons and quality of care in dental clinics, the Community of Madrid has published the Order 1158 / 2018 of 7 November, which requires orthodontic centers where "interventional techniques in diagnostic activities or treatment and / or drug administration" are carried out "have basic means of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The material for Basic Life Support (BLS) of a general nature for the care of emergencies or cardiopulmonary complications will be at least:
- Self-inflating balloon bag with oxygen reservoir and final respiratory pressure valve
- Basic devices for airway management
- Medication to solve an emergency situation
Of course, the staff of the dental clinic must be trained in Basic Life Support. As a specific requirement, dental clinics that perform surgical activities will have:
- Previous basic material
- Automated external defibrillator (AED)
Dental clinics cardioprotected against sudden death
The cardioprotected dental clinics must be cardioprotected spaces against sudden death, because since the medically compromised population is treated in many dental clinics, it is imperative that dentists, stomatologists and dental clinic assistants are trained in the recognition of a cardiac arrest and learn to act quickly, initiating basic life support with early defibrillation.
The DEA defibrillator is becoming more accessible, with an increasingly widespread availability, it is very easy to train in its use, intelligent defibrillators with instructions by voice, which is guiding the user. The goal of greater survival is possible and dental health professionals can play a fundamental role and take preventive measures.
Training on resuscitation and use of the defibrillator in dental clinics
Maintaining the knowledge and competence to deal with medical emergencies is an important part of the continuing professional development of all health professionals, including professionals in dental clinics such as dentists and stomatologists. That's why from Lifeguard Project we offer courses approved in Basic Life Support and use of DEA defibrillators, for this we move to your clinics with all the teaching materials and manuals. Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive the certificate of accreditation.
Which DEA / DESA defibrillator to choose for a dental clinic?
Already put to have to buy a defibrillator is important to choose a defibrillator that will serve us for all cardiac arrests and also help us take care of the economy, as we all know that with the new health regulations must be made some remodeling in the dental clinic.
We recommend choosing a defibrillator that will be useful both for stops with a heart rate susceptible to electric shock, and those that do not (asystole, pulse-free electrical dissociation). As many of you already know, it is crucial in all resuscitation to perform quality compressions, at a depth of 5-6 cm and for this purpose defibrillators have been developed with real help to CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
This is the case of the ZOLL AED PLUS defibrillator, an excellent model that offers the best treatment to the victim and the best help to the resuscitator, being therefore leader in the market. Who reanimates at all times the accompaniment of the DEA through textual and auditory comments in real time on the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Defibrillators with CE marking the best quality / price ratio
Having an economic defibrillator and with the latest features of the market is possible. It should be noted that our semiautomatic defibrillators comply with European regulations and have CE marking. Bear in mind that for the 2020 many defibrillators will no longer be manufactured and distributed in the European Union, as in the case of the CR PLUS defibrillator. Therefore, it is important that before a sanitary inspection you can comply with current regulations.
In the Lifeguard Project you will also find an oxygen therapy briefcase specially designed for these initial situations and with adequate measures to discreetly keep space and be transported easily.
However, do not hesitate to ask about other models of defibrillators and their price.
In the Lifeguard Project we are experts in defibrillators for cardioprotected clinics
Let yourself be advised by our specialists in cardioprotection, and get the best defibrillator at the best price. In addition to the correct installation of your cardioprotected space, we provide training in CPR and use of the defibrillator for your clinical team, ensuring a rapid response to a cardiac emergency.
To consult other regulations of different Autonomous Communities, visit our section of cardioprotection regulations.