By Carole Hollins
NVQs for Dental Nurses presents trainee dental nurses with a valuable path significant other for the nationwide Vocational Qualification (NVQ) point three in Oral Healthcare. It deals finished aid on essential devices of the direction as well as delivering fabric at the not obligatory devices commonest to scientific dentistry. smooth to the middle, the ebook will advance the NVQ dental nurse’s realizing of present dental perform, in addition to delivering clean examining for these knowledgeable at the ‘National’ course.The booklet positions dental nursing inside a innovative schooling framework and embraces an holistic ethos of sufferer care. It presents crucial interpreting for college students of dental nursing and is a well timed addition to the literature for working towards, returning or refocusing dental nurses.
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If conscious, sit with head down, loosen tight clothing and provide fresh air flow If unconscious, lay down and raise legs above head Maintain airway and loosen tight clothing Provide fresh air flow Give a glucose drink when consciousness returns, as the casualty often faints owing to lack of nutrients & Epileptic fit This occurs due to a brief disruption of the normal electrical activity of the brain. Fits can be slight fits (petit mal) where the casualty may appear just to be daydreaming, or major fits (grand mal) where muscle spasms and convulsions occur.
Fungi are larger than bacteria but still visible only with a microscope They are a type of microscopic plant which reproduces by budding or by spore production They grow by producing an extensive branching network across tissues (called hyphae) Only one fungus is clinically significant in dentistry, and that is the organism causing oral thrush (Candida albicans) Candida albicans is unaffected by antibiotics but can be treated with antifungal agents Control of Infection and Sterilisation 47 Infections with various organisms which are of importance in dentistry are as follows: AIDS ± viral infection of immune system with human immunodeficiency virus Chicken pox ± viral infection of certain nerves with Herpes varicella Cold sore ± viral infection of lip with Herpes labialis Dental caries ± bacterial infection of tooth, especially with Streptococcus mutans Glandular fever ± viral infection of lymph glands with Epstein±Barr virus Hepatitis ± viral infection of liver with various organisms: hepatitis A, B, C, E or nonA-nonB Meningitis ± bacterial infection of brain coverings with meningococci Mumps ± viral infection of parotid salivary glands with paramyxovirus Oral thrush ± fungal infection of mouth with Candida albicans Periodontitis ± bacterial infection of periodontium, especially with Porphyromonas gingivalis Shingles ± viral infection of certain nerves with Herpes zoster & & Response of body to infection The body has three lines of defence against infection: (1) (2) (3) An intact skin and mucous membrane to prevent the entry of the organisms initially, with surface secretions to immobilise them The inflammatory response initiated if the skin or mucous membrane is breached The immune response if infection takes hold, whereby the body's immune system is activated to fight the infection If the organisms gain entry to the body, the five classic signs of acute inflammation will be seen: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Heat Redness Swelling Pain Loss of function of the affected tissue In fit and healthy patients, the microorganism is usually overcome by the inflammatory response.
It contains sensory nerves and blood vessels It allows the tooth to feel hot, cold, touch, pain by stimulation of fibrils in dentine Vessels enter the tooth through the apical foramen, at the end of each root apex These tissues are enclosed within the pulp chamber of the tooth Chamber is lined by odontoblast cells Gradual formation of secondary dentine with age causes pulp chamber to decrease in size and become narrower Pulp chamber can also become blocked with pulp stones & Cementum The cementum is the layer covering dentine of the root.