Introduction to the NHS Module 6 -Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient with Prescribing, and the Management of Medical Emergencies, in the Primary Care Setting (INTWIN191018)

AvailabilityCourse has taken place
SubjectIntroduction to the NHS
DescriptionThis course is one of a number of courses designed to provide an Introduction to primary care NHS dentistry essential for Validation by Experience Dentists. This course is also suitable for other dentists who are new to the NHS, dentists returning to NHS practice, and any dental professional interested in learning more about the featured topics. This theory course meets the annual GDC requirement s for CPD in medical emergencies and follows the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Immediate Life Support (ILS).
Additional information

09:00 – 09:30: Registration

The educational programme starts at 09:30.

09:30 -12:30: Lecture - James Wise 

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 16:30: Lecture/practical - Jane Carter 

16:30: Close

There will be short refreshment breaks during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

VenueSouthern House, Winchester  View details
Date & timeFriday 19 October 2018, 09:30 to 16:30
LecturersJane Carter & James Wise  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Development outcomeC
Course styleLecture
Core topicNo core topic
CPD hours6:00


1. To improve the dental management of patients with medical problems that may be encountered in daily practice.

2. To improve the use of antibiotic therapy.

3. To enable learners to identify common medical emergencies and manage them in accordance with current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.


1. To examine aspects of general medicine and surgery of relevance to the practice of dentistry.

2. To discuss the dental management of medically compromised patients and provide guidance in the proper and judicious use of antibiotic therapy.

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

4. To outline the team approach to managing medical emergencies.

5. To describe the drugs and equipment required for the management of medical emergencies in dental practice.

Learning outcomes

Following this course learners should be able to:

1. Outline effective strategies for managing potential complications in medically compromised patients.

2. Recognise how a patient’s disease/medical condition can impact their physiology and response to dental treatment, and use antimicrobials effectively to treat infections and minimise the spread of resistant organisms.

3. Recognise signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies and identify severe medical events which require hospital admission.

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

5. Describe the indications and method of delivery of drugs held in general dental practice for managing medical emergencies.

This CPD activity relates to GDC learning outcomes C – Knowledge and D – Skills.