BLS with AED for Dentists

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Who is this qualification for?

All registered clinical staff working with the Dental Practice setting, including practice managers. The Resuscitation Guidelines recommends that training includes a team approach to Resuscitation Attempts, within the practice setting.

For Groups

For up to 8 delegates

How long will it take?

Six hours. This training can be fully face to face or blended. Whichever route is selected, the fee remains the same.

Course Curriculum


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.

To provide training in theory and practical AED use in the event of a cardiac arrest within the practice or in the community setting.

Course Curriculum


  1. 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 
  1. 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 
  1. 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 
  1. 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 
  1. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
  • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AED’s
  1. 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 rescue medications.

Assessment method & Certification

Delegates are assessed by means of practical demonstrations, oral questioning and multi-choice exam. Certification issued is valid for one year in-line with the Resuscitation Council Guidelines. A CPD certificate is also issued stating that 6 hours of CPD has been completed and achieved to be added to the clinicians CPD activity log.

Useful related web links

Resuscitation Council UK Quality Standards in Primary Care

General Dental Council

Resuscitation Council UK – Quality Standards in Primary dental care


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