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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Management of Syncope in Dental Camps

CR Gururaju, KM Raghu, R Thanuja, K Jayaprakash

Citation Information : Gururaju C, Raghu K, Thanuja R, Jayaprakash K. Management of Syncope in Dental Camps. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (2):72-74.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-2-72

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Syncope is a transient, self-limiting, self-correcting loss of consciousness, usually leading to fall on prolonged standing. The normal circulation is restored immediately after the collapse lest the patient is suffering from any underlying diseases. Dental camps as an adjunct to public health dentistry provide awareness and treatment but lack hospital level management or emergency support system. Hence, in a dental camp, a dental practitioner should be well aware of the prevention and treatment practices to manage patients experiencing syncope with available limited resources. The present article summarizes such treatment guidelines for efficient management of syncope in dental camps till the medical emergency unit arrive thus facilitating better health care delivery.

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