The Theory of Medical Emergencies in the primary care dental setting. (OX151121WEBINAR)

AvailabilityCourse has taken place
SubjectCore - Medical Emergencies
DescriptionThis theory course meets the annual GDC requirements for CPD in medical emergencies and follows the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Immediate Life Support (ILS).
Additional information

Lynn Fox has been a Registered General Nurse for over 25 years in cardiac & intensive care, emergency triage and for 11 years as a senior resuscitation officer for the NHS. In this latter SRO role she prepared and supported clinical staff in the prevention of patient deterioration and also management of cardiac arrests. Lynn is a Resuscitation Council accredited instructor in advanced adult and paediatric life support including Immediate Life Support. Lynn regularly teaches dental medical emergencies to dental practices and has also lectured on anaphylaxis for the BDA conference and also on medical emergency drugs in the CPD theatre at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018. Lynn has developed a conscious sedation immediate life support course for the dental team. This includes the management of common sedation, medical and dental emergencies. All of Lynn’s training sessions now include how Covid BLS adaptations can support and assist in protecting the dental team during cardiac arrest whilst optimising outcome for the patient.

*This webinar is suitable for entire dental team and will be delivered via 'Zoom' platform. Please have a cushion handy to practice BLS and we will ask for cameras to be on during part of the webinars practical elements to aid you in correct positioning for CPR. An email with joining instructions and a guide to online learning will be sent to you at 24hrs prior to the course. Please ensure that your IT supports the Zoom platform and sign in using your Deanery registered name, as this helps us to confirm your attendance. Logging onto to Webinar will be from 13:50. Please email the organising Tutor if you have any questions prior to the webinar at  there will be a chance for discussion and some interaction on the day.

14:00 – 17:15 Lecture (there will be a small afternoon break)

VenueWebinar Tutorial, Oxford - Oxfordshire  View details
Date & timeMonday 15 November 2021, 14:00 to 17:15
LecturerLynn Fox  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeA, B, C
Course styleLecture
Core topicNo core topic
CPD hours3:00

The aim of this course is to develop the learner's ability to recognise, assess and manage medical emergencies - adults and paediatrics - in the primary care dental Setting.


1. To provide training in how to perform an urgent care assessment of an ill patient.

2. To outline the processes and procedures to recognise, manage and where required provide, basic and immediate life support for medical emergencies including Covid-19 BLS adaptations.

3. To outline the emergency drugs and equipment that should be held by dental surgeries.

4. To explain the team approach to medical emergencies.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify medical emergencies which are beyond own scope of management, so as refer with an appropriate degree of urgency when necessary.

2. Demonstrate the steps of basic and immediate life support for cardiac arrests in line with UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.

3. Identify, prescribe and know how to administer - where appropriate - emergency drugs correctly.

4. Facilitate a team approach to medical emergencies so as to deal promptly with uncommon but potentially tragic events.