Adult Basic Life Support & Medical Emergencies
2nd September 2019 9.00am to 13.00pm
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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