Theory of Medical Emergencies in the Primary Care Dental setting with Practical Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator Training (OX240920)

AvailabilityCourse was cancelled
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 is a registered nurse and until recently has been a Senior Resuscitation Officer and the Anaphylaxis lead for Oxford University Hospitals. In this role she provided basic and advanced training for the nursing and medical staff through nationally recognised courses in ALS, ILS, EPLS and GIC courses. She is now a full time consultant and instructor for her own company ResusPlus Training. Her experience is over many years and she is recognised as being a stimulating and thought provoking instructor. Lynn has also lectured on anaphylaxis and instructed on a CPR workshops at the British Dental Association conferences and lecturing at BDA Dentistry show May 2018.

Registration is 09:00 to 09.30 with the educational programme starting at 09.30. Lunch and refreshments are provided and the course is due to finish at 16.30. Please inform course Tutor at least a week prior to course if you have any dietary requirements

Free parking is available at the site however please be aware that this may be limited when the surrounding offices are busy. It is advisable to use the park and ride systems into Oxford and there is a bus stop outside the Business Park on the main road - please follow links for further details

VenueRoom 1, Chancellor Court HEE, Oxford - Oxfordshire  View details
Date & timeThursday 24 September 2020, 09:30 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