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Table 2 Experience and perceived competence with common medical emergencies

From: Management of medical emergencies in orthodontic practice

  Experience Competence Total occurrence Occurrence per orthodontist per year
Vasovagal collapse 69.5% 87.6% 219 0.125
Hyperventilation 36.2% 94.3% 83 0.047
AP/MI 4.8% 53.3% 5 0.003
Cardiac arrest 0.0% 76.2% 0,0 0,000
Aspiration 20.0% 70.5% 27 0.015
Asthma 4.8% 56.2% 12 0.007
Hypoglycemia 26.7% 76.2% 64 0.036
Epileptic insult 25.7% 84.8% 50 0.028
Allergic reaction 31.4% 76.2% 163 0.093
Total/average   75.0% 573 0,355
  1. Percentages of orthodontists that experienced an acute medical situation (Experience) and that felt competent to handle a specific acute medical situation (Competence) are displayed. Total occurrence describes the number of medical emergencies that occurred during the career of all 106 orthodontists with a total of 1786 years of experience, resulting in an occurrence per orthodontist per year
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