CPR/AED and Medical Emergencies for Dental Professionals

£8.00 plus VAT

Target Audience: The course has been created for clinical staff working in dentistry including dentists, dental nurses and hygienists
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Verifiable CPD points: 2
Course Aim: to allow dental clinicians including dentists, dental nurses and hygienists to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in medical emergencies, in line with their identified personal learning requirements.


Course content:
Recognising and responding to a range of medical emergencies including:

  • cardiac arrest
  • Choking
  • myocardial infarction
  • angina
  • asthma
  • anaphylaxis
  • diabetes
  • syncope
  • epilepsy
  • The use of emergency equipment and drugs in line with Resuscitation Council (UK) and BNF guidelines
  • The importance of teamwork in the ABCDE Approach to managing medical emergencies
  • Planning ahead in order to minimise the risks of a medical emergency for individual patients

GDC Principles and Outcomes
This CPD course will support dental professionals in meeting the following GDC principles and the underlying standards:

  • Principle 6: Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
  • Principle 7: Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills
  • Development Outcome A. (Communication domain). Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry
  • Development Outcome B. (Management domain)
    Effective management of self and others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times
    Constructive leadership
  • Development Outcome C. (Clinical domain) Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
  • Development Outcome D. (Professionalism domain) Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

NOTE: This online course does not include “live” manikin training for CPR and use of the AED. To comply with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines a practical assessment should be carried out annually.

Assessment and Certification
Learners are assessed through self-checks as they progress through the course and an end of course multiple choice assessment.
On successful completion, learners can download a certificate which can be used as verifiable CPD in line with GDC Enhanced CPD guidelines