Managing Medical Emergencies in a Dental Practice (including Basic Life Support)

Back to Life Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face
Essential Information
  • Type of training: Face-to-face simulation led training
  • Availability: In-house at your chosen location, or for individuals at one of our "open" sessions
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Class size: Maximum 10 candidates per trainer, multiple trainers available on request
  • Certification: Individual certificates issued upon completion of the course, applicable for verifiable CPD, valid for 12 months
Course Description

Appropriately managed medical emergencies can prevent a casualty's condition deteriorating.

This course will help educate and build confidence in recognising and managing acute medical emergencies in a variety of environments.  The course is combined with Basic Life Support to teach the necessary skills to act in an emergency situation prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Students will learn a systematic approach to applying the ABCDE assessment in order to determine the appropriate management for each condition.

Course Contents
  • Back slaps and Abdominal Thrust
  • Recovery position
  • Rescue breathing
  • Cardiac massage
  • Safety & environmental hazards
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina / MI
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Drug box and associated resuscitation kit equipment


Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the chain of survival
  • Know the principles of initial assessment
  • Learn how to manage a choking casualty
  • Learn how to place someone in the recovery position
  • Be able to provide competent basic life support skills on an adult, child and infant
  • Use the systematic ABCDE assessment to recognise and manage common medical conditions
  • Learn the recommended medications for emergency drug kits
  • Know when and how to use medications
  • Learn the appropriate aftercare
  • Become familiary with ancillary equipment and maintenance required
  • Understand the importance of recording and reporting incidence to the appropriate establishments
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