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Adult Basic Life Support & Medical Emergencies

Lecturer
Esther Tobin-Wynne
Date
2nd September 2019 9.00am to 13.00pm
Cost
FREE
Description

Aims & Objectives:

 

  • This basic life support-training course aims to help teach staff a basic knowledge of first aid – covering CPR, recovery position, bleeding, choking and shock.
  • An introduction to basic life support (BLS)
  • Why basic life support is important?
  • The BLS chain of survival
  • The importance of the National Early Warining Score (NEWS) system
  • DRSABC systematic approach to CPR
  • Check for Danger
  • Check for Responsiveness
  • Shout for help
  • Open victim’s Airway (head tilt, chin lift)
  • Check if victim is Breathing (look, listen and feel for breathing)
  • If not breathing normally, call the ambulance and start delivering effective chest Compressions
  • Why it is important to approach the victim safely
  • The Resuscitation Council (UK) adult basic life support algorithm
  • How to deliver effective chest compressions
  • How to deliver effective rescue breaths
  • Why it is important to continue CPR
  • Knowing when to stop CPR
  • When and how to position a victim in the recovery position
  • How to deal with an airway obstruction by a foreign body
  • An introduction to automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • The Resuscitation Council (UK) automated external defibrillators (AED) algorithm
  • Differences between the Resuscitation Council (UK) adult and paediatric BLS algorithms
  • Organisational and individual responsibilities for CPR
  • Localised delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Do not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNAR) orders
  • Where to get additional information about adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (online learning BLS resources)

Developmental Outcome: C

The General Dental Council encourages you to choose CPD to cover all four development outcomes in your cycle:

A: Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.

B: Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

D: Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patient’s interest first.

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