Theory of Medical Emergencies in the Primary Care Dental setting with Practical Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator Training (OX060220)

AvailabilityCourse was cancelled
SubjectCore - Medical Emergencies
DescriptionThis theory based course with practical afternoon training 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). The aim of the afternoon practical session is to assist the dental professional to update their practical basic life support skill, (which should be at least annually, as recommended by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Standards). This hands-on course will focus on CPR techniques and management of the ill patient. It should complement practice-based training, not replace it.
Additional information

Lynn is a Registered General Nurse and has many years of experience as a senior Resuscitation Officer for a large NHS teaching hospital and as an intensive and coronary care nurse.

-In 2014 Lynn was a lead lecturer for the BDA annual conference on anaphylaxis and which became on-line BDA course from 2014 until 2019. She also lectured on medical emergency drugs at the BDA Dentistry show May 2018.

-Lynn is owner, consultant and instructor for ResusPlus Training where she teaches medical emergencies and resuscitation to in-house Dental and GP Practices, University and Oxford Dental Deanery.

-She regularly provides one day, adult +/- paediatric, Immediate Life Support courses for the conscious sedation Dental teams at the Horton Hospital and also to in-house courses.

-She is accredited by the resuscitation council (UK) as both an advanced adult, and an advanced paediatric life support instructor.

-Lynn is considered to be a stimulating and professional speaker and instructor.

This course is intended for the entire practice team : Dentists, DCP's and Dental Receptionists. Delegates will have demonstrated to the instructor that they can confidently provide BLS to a casualty in their place of work. They will have worked with colleagues to demonstrate good team work to deliver oxygen and a shock to the heart using the emergency equipment they have to hand.

Registration is 09:00 with the educational programme starting at 09:15. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and please email the course tutor/facilitator if you have any dietary or access requirements at least 1 week prior to the course. This course finishes at 16:30.

Parking is available at the hospitals main car parks - please allow sufficient change for pay and display machines (£7 4hrs & over) *Please note the parking directly outside the Post Graduate Centre is for Permit holders only. The hospital carparks are on the 'South' side of the hospital with carpark 6 (Outpatients/Brodey Centre) the nearest as you can walk along the Oxford Road down to the Post Grad Centre entrance (click link for travel and parking at the hospital)

VenueSeminar 3, Terence Mortimer Postgraduate Centre, Banbury - Oxfordshire  View details
Date & timeThursday 6 February 2020, 09:15 to 16:30
LecturerLynn Fox  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeA, B, C
Course styleLecture
Core topicMedical Emergencies
CPD hours6:00

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.

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. Recognise, manage and provide basic  and immediate life support for medical emergencies in line with UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.

3. Identify, prescribe and 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.By the end of the session you will be able to –

· Explain and demonstrate the ABC (DE) process

· Demonstrate good chest compressions and rescue breaths on a dummy

· Be able to confidently use the oxygen and equipment to deliver breaths to a casualty

· Demonstrate a good understanding of how an AED works and show the instructor how you would use it on a casualty

· List the drugs needed for a medical emergency and describe their mode of action