Theory of Medical Emergencies in the Primary Care Dental Setting. (OX110219am)

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

Registration/Tea & Coffee is 08.45 to 09.15 with the educational programme starting at 09.15. There is a break for refreshments mid morning (incl. in course cost) and the course is due to finish at 13.30.

Please inform course Tutor at least a week prior to course if you have any dietary requirements

The ‘Terence Mortimer Post Graduate Centre’, Horton General Hospital can be accessed from its entrance from the Oxford Road, Banbury. Parking is available in the main hospital - * please note the car park directly outside the Post Grad Centre is for staff/permit holders only.  A map and details of travel to the hospital site can be viewed by following

VenueLecture Theatre, Terence Mortimer Postgraduate Centre, Banbury - Oxfordshire  View details
Date & timeMonday 11 February 2019, 09:15 to 13:30
LecturerLynn Fox  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeB, C
Course styleLecture
Core topicMedical Emergencies
CPD hours4:00

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.