CPR/BLS and AED for Dentists – Remote First Aid
This four hour course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for adults, children and infants for dentists and people working in dental practices. The course includes safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover, choking. Basic oxygen use included. Included in this course are the skills of Epilepsy, Asthma and Anaphylactic reactions.
This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C.
This course comes with a Certified CPD statement in line with the General Dental Council guidelines and the UK Resuscitation Council standards for clinical practice and training for dental practitioners and dental care professionals in general dental practice.
Assessment & Certification
Delegates are assessed by means of practical demonstrations alongside oral and written questioning throughout and a final multi-choice exam paper on the last session of the training.
Those successfully passing will be awarded a ProTrainings Level 2 Award the BLS and AED for Dentists that is valid for one year.
To provide theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in basic 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.
- Understand basic life support requirements
- 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
- Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
- 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 casualty
- 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
- 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
- Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
- 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
- Be able to carry out basic AED use
- 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
- 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
- 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
- Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
- 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AED’s
- Understand different medical emergencies and their treatment
- 6.1 Explain how to deal with different medical emergencies including Epilepsy Asthma Anaphylactic Reactions and Diabetes
- 6.2 Explain the special dental requirements including Oxygen Kits, Portable Suction units, Bag Valve Mask and required medications.