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 8526: Medical Emergencies and BLS (including Crisis Resources Management) for the Dental Team
Date & time: 25/09/2019   09:30 - 16:30
Barts & The London Dental Institute Show PGC info  

This comprehensive course is designed to provide the whole dental team practical skills and theoretical knowledge to significantly increase their confidence and ability to manage medical emergencies and resuscitation in a primary dental care setting. Simulated scenarios using a high fidelity manikins and practical exercises will accompany small group teaching and continuous feedback. Delegates will be guided through the principles of crisis resource management (CRM) and address the human factors that can significantly influence the outcome of emergency situations. Clarification in the recognition, prevention and management of common medical emergencies in a dental setting will be holistically provided. Current techniques in Basic Life Support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the safe use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) will be addressed in a team-based approach.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to

1. Recognise and appropriately respond to common medical emergencies that may occur in Primary Dental Care

2. Competently and adaptively work as a team in the event of a medical emergency with focus on leadership, role clarity, effective communication and reflection

3. Delivery appropriate oxygen therapy including safety measures, the importance of airway adjuncts and effective use of a bag valve mask

4. Know how to organise a medical emergency drug kit, prepare and administer medication within a safe scope of practice

5. Understand basic life support requirements for adults and paediatric life support.

6. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines

7. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures

8. Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator

9. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

10.Be aware of reporting, regulations, escalation and duties of care

Learning Outcomes:

Module A Managing common medical emergencies including syncope, chest pain (Angina and Myocardial Infarction), anaphylaxsis, hypoglycaemia, seizures, acute severe and life threatening asthma, stroke, choking and recognising and responding to unwell patients

Module B

Module C

Risk assessment, prevention and early warning signs

Utilising Crisis Resource Management and human factors Understanding when and how to deliver Basic Life Support, using

Module D

and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) safely and placing patients in a safe airway position (eg recovery position)


Module E Safely knowing how to prepare, organise and administrate drugs if appropriate

Module F Oxygen therapy, airway adjuncts and safety measures



Sidhu, Jasmeet S.
Littlechild, Andy
Role intended: Dentist
Dental Care Professional
Dental Nurse
Dental Hygienist
Dental Therapist
Foundation Dentist
Price: £80.00
CPD hours: 6
Course type: Hands-on (Skillslab)
Payment Link: Click here
Subject area(s): Medical & Dental Emergencies
Pre-course material: No pre-course reading material added yet.
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