This short but comprehensive 5 hr [can be modified up to 6hr on request] course is designed to support clinical and non-clinical staff covering medical emergencies that may occur in general aspects of dental care. The aim of the course is to enable all learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. The course will encourage staff to learn and practice together in simulated emergencies so they know exactly what to do.
Course content can be tailored to suit your particular requirements and is fully verifiable towards ongoing yearly CPD – it is based on guidelines and full requirements of the Resuscitation Council (UK), General Dental Council and the Care Quality Commission for safe and effective emergency care in a dental setting:
Identify and manage the most common types of medical emergency that may occur
Identify and manage patients of a higher risk of medical emergency during treatment
Identify and manage medications used in emergency situations
Evaluate and reflect on the knowledge and necessary skills to assist in a medical emergency
The course includes dealing with emergencies such as airway management, CPR, choking and common medical emergencies. We will simulate the use of resuscitation & emergency equipment in different areas of your practice such as the dental chair, waiting room and public reception areas with staff working and observing in teams in simulated triage, handover and transfer to the emergency medical services.
As registered nurses, we teach and simulate the use of emergency drugs using their actual real containers to add realism to the experience.
Basic Life Support using airway adjuncts and an AED
Using universal treatment algorithms for the care of a sick infant, child or adult
Using the Chain of Survival as a guide to manage a swift and calm response
Using communication tools such as SBAR and RSVP
Using a structured assessment ‘DR ABCDE’ approach to manage the patient
Review and preparation of emergency medicines e.g. Auto-Injectors, Glucagon and Midazolam
Dealing with common medical emergencies:
Review of “Emergency Kit”
We would encourage nominated staff to attend our one day Emergency First Aid at Work and the more comprehensive three day First Aid at Work courses to gain more insight into the role of a first aider to support the needs of fellow staff and members of the general public visiting the dental practice.
Further support and guidance for dental staff:
OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST
Safeguarding Children and Adults