Massachusetts AED Mandate: Dentists Must Have AED

The Massachusetts Dental Board issued a mandate requiring dentists to have at least one AED on site.
Dec. 21, 2010 - PRLog -- State dental boards have become more aware of the need for AED’s in dental offices, especially as dentists employ various types of anesthesia, including forms of conscious sedation. As a result, another state has joined the list of those requiring an AED’s in dental practices.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry promulgated a regulation on August 20, 2010 requiring dentists who administer local anesthesia under the authority of their own license to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site.
The use of any type of sedation requires safety awareness, and during local anesthesia a dentist will monitor patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation. Due to the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in a patient who responds poorly to the administered anesthesia, the importance of having an AED available has been recognized.
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