FREE Webinar: 'Theory of Medical Emergencies' (OX010724WEB)

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DescriptionPlease note this course is not 'face-to-face' but is a Free evening 'webinar' to support dental teams with assessment, recognition and management of medical emergencies, using the A to E approach. It will also look at the importance of a debrief after the event, and how this can support the team, use reflection for learning and promote positive team working. Suitable for the entire dental team with GDC Outcomes A, B and C.
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. This includes many years as a Resuscitation Council accredited instructor in advanced adult and paediatric life support and adult Immediate Life Support. Lynn regularly teaches dental medical emergencies and BLS to dental practices in-house 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 and regularly teaches conscious sedation Immediate Life Support courses for the dental team. This includes the safe management of over sedation and of medical emergencies.

*This webinar is suitable for entire dental team, will be delivered via MS Teams platform and an email with joining instructions at least 24 hours before the course starts. Please log in early to check your IT supports MS Teams and check that your microphone is off but your camera is on (you can upload a background of your choice for privacy) signing in using your Deanery registered name helps us to confirm your attendance. Logging onto to Webinar will be from 18:15. You may be kept in the 'waiting room' until course starts at 18:30 Please email the organising Tutor if you have any questions prior to the webinar at We are sorry that due to the short nature of the course there may not be an opportunity to ask questions/interact with the speaker as much as you would like. The programme will start promptly at 18:30 finishing by 20:00.

VenueWebinar, Webinar Tutorial, Oxford - Oxfordshire  View details
Date & timeMonday 1 July 2024, 18:30 to 20:00
LecturerLynn Fox  View details
Target audience

Recommended to all

Development outcomeA, B, C
Course styleLecture
Core topicMedical Emergencies
CPD hours1:30
CostNo charge

The aim of this course is to develop the learner to recognise and manage an ill patient using a systematic approach that includes getting appropriate help in the primary care dental setting. It introduces debriefing after an event and positive team working.


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

2. To outline the processes and procedures to recognise and manage medical emergencies and obtain appropriate help. 3. To outline some of the emergency drugs and equipment that should be held by dental surgeries.

4. To explain the team approach to medical emergencies and the importance of a team debrief.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify medical emergencies which are beyond own scope of management and refer with the appropriate degree of urgency when necessary.

2. Identify, prescribe and administer - where appropriate - emergency drugs correctly.

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

4. Recognise how debriefing can support the dental team following a medical emergency.