Basic Life Support (BLS) for Dentists and Dental Surgery workers
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Dentists Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 53 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This course covers medical emergencies, 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 in the online course and optional in-classroom course where available. This course complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.  Included in this course are the skills of Epilepsy, Asthma, Anaphylactic reactions and dental emergencies.

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C when a short practical skill lesson has been completed which we can offer nationwide.

This course is available in a classroom, online or blended options. We have a national network of instructors who can come to your workplace to deliver the training and to work within your time schedules. Contact us for more details. 

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.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

We also supply a dental AED package available from the store which includes free video online training and you can add a practical session with one of our approved instructors.  Contact us for more information. 

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Dentists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Employees in Dental practices
  • Dental students
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Technicians 
  • Practice managers
  • Dentists requiring medical emergency training 

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 53 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For the full contents of the video online course please visit our Dental BLS training site.

Aim

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.

Objectives

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 

2. 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 

3. 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 

4. Understand different medical emergencies and their treatment

  • 4.1 Explain how to deal with different medical emergencies including Epilepsy Asthma Anaphylactic Reactions and Diabetes
  • 4.2 Explain the special dental requirements including Oxygen Kits, Portable Suction units, Bag Valve Mask and Required Medications.

Learning content

This training session is intended to train staff basic life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergency skills to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency in the practice with both patients and members of the dental team.

Development outcomes

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C when a practical session has been completed.

Course contents

Introduction to BLS for Dentists

  • Introduction to BLS for Dentists
  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Calling the EMS
  • Scene Safety
  • The Chain of Survival
  • DRAB and the ABCDs
  • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • Infant Recovery Position
  • Fainting at the dental practice

Cardiac Arrest and CPR

  • Adult CPR Introduction
  • When to call for assistance
  • Heart Attack
  • Adult CPR
  • CPR for Dentists
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Compressions Only CPR
  • AED Introduction
  • AED's and Dental Practices
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Infant CPR
  • Effective CPR
  • Improving compressions
  • Improving breaths
  • Seizures and Cardiac Arrest

Choking Management

  • Choking Recognition
  • Adult Choking
  • Child Choking
  • Infant Choking

Other Medical Conditions

  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Special Dental Requirements and Dental Drugs

  • Oxygen Kits
  • Using Oxygen
  • Portable Suction Units
  • Bag Valve Mask BVM
  • Dental Medications kits overview
  • Dental drugs explained

Summary

  • Summary to BLS for Dentists
  • Basic Life Support for Dentists V8.0 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • CQC website link
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Colour Coding in hospitals leaflet
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Guidance for safer handling during resuscitation in healthcare settings - UK Resuscitation Council
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • HeartStart FR3
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • UK Resus Council recommendations for Dentists
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide

What People are Saying

“Very informative course course. I strongly recommend it. ”

- Mandana, Dentist (DDS/DMD) from Norfolk

“I have to say this is the best BLS support training i've had for the last 15 years since qualifying - the information given is far better and easy to understand in comparison to courses i've been on which included practical demonstrations. Thank you for producing such a fantastic course”

- Philip, Dentist (DDS/DMD) from Leicestershire
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