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Immediate Life Support course for Dentists

This course is designed to meet the requirements of ILS courses laid down by UK Resus Council guidelines and is certified by National MedicAid.  This CPD course meets the criteria for the General Dental Council’s development outcomes C. This course includes medical emergencies as set out by the GDC in the dental practice.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation by enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team. The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical sessions.

The course looks at how to identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach and undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation.  It also covers simple airway manoeuvres and utilises non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements and will be updated as soon as the 2020 guidelines are released. The latest updates will be available to current students even after you pass the course.

 his course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National MedicAid Certificate.

Course Curriculum

Aim

To provide a higher level of theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in immediate life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergencies as required by the GDC. Also to provide training in theory and practical AED use in the event of a cardiac arrest.

 

Objectives

  • 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support 
  • 1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed 
  • 1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary 
  • 1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest 
  • 1.5 Understand what pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
  • 1.6 Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
  • 1.7 Explain how to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations.
  • 1.8 Explain what Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient
  • 1.9 Explain the difference between a heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest
  • 2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 2.2 Demonstrate compression-only resuscitation
  • 2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • 2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking adult, child and infant
  • 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
  • 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
  • 2.8 Explain why suction is used to maintain the airway
  • 2.9 Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
  • 2.9 Explain the requirements of a do not resuscitate order
  • 2.10 Demonstrate correct use of a bag valve mask
  • 3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • 3.4 Explain the correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
  • 3.5 Understand the correct assembly, disassembly and storage of an Oxygen kit.
  • 3.6 Explain the different types of an Oxygen mask and when you would use them.
  • 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
  • 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
  • 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
  • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs
  • 6.1 Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
    - Asthma
    - Hyperventilation
    - Anaphylactic shock
    - Diabetes
    - Seizures and Epilepsy
    - Sepsis

 

 

Learning content

This training session is intended to train staff a higher level of immediate life support (BLS/CPR), AED and medical emergency skills to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency in the practice with both patients and members of the dental team.