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Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

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Dental First Aid and Defibrillator

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Dental First Aid and Defibrillator

This Course at a Glance

  • Verifiable CPD
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • A comprehensive dental first aid course
  • Gain skills to protect and save patient lives
  • Designed for dental professionals and trainee nurses
  • Learn how to assess and assist casualties in a dental setting
 

About your CPD Course

First aid skills are valuable in any environment, but with the invasive treatments that can be performed in a dental setting, sometimes under sedation, every dental professional should be trained in first aid.  
 
You can gain comprehensive knowledge of first aid for the dental practice and external environments with this First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course. What’s more, it provides you with verifiable CPD to meet your General Dental Council (GDC) registration requirements. 
 
Delivered entirely online, this course allows you to gain these essential skills conveniently from home, or wherever you prefer. Just get enrolled to access the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. From here, you can start gaining the skills that will help you save the lives of dental patients and anyone else in need. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore topics that will keep you up to speed with the very latest guidance in managing medical emergencies in the dental setting. These include the chain of survival, the signs, symptoms and treatment of medical emergencies in the dental setting, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and more. 
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all dental professionals and trainee dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

11th December 2021 & 16th April 2022 via Zoom
The learning outcomes of this First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course are for you to understand:
  • How to correctly assess and assist in first response treatment of medical emergency
  • The regulations and guidance relative to managing medical emergencies in the dental practice
  • How to carry out manual as well as defibrillation assisted CPR
  • The emergency medicine and equipment required and used by the dental practice
  • The national guidelines for the safe provision of CPR in the dental setting during the pandemic

You must be a qualified dental professional or trainee dental nurse who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All workplaces are legally obligated to adhere to The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, and that includes dental practices. The legislation states that all employers have to implement arrangements to make sure that employees get immediate attention if they fall ill or get injured at work. Regardless of how the injury or illness was caused, every individual should receive instant first aid, and the person administering it or those around them should call an ambulance as soon as possible. Dental practice owners are responsible for assessing the hazards and risks that could lead to the need of first aid. To provide sufficient first aid, the dental practice needs to have the appropriate equipment and facilities to carry out first aid when necessary. Any employers that are designated to carry out first aid must undergo relevant training. Generally, at least two professionals within a dental practice need to be first aid trained.
Administering first aid is necessary in many emergency situations, but a first aid kit contains products that can help with minor issues, such as cuts, sprains, and burns. Not all first aid kits are the same, but most in a dental practice will contain the following: Triangular bandages, Eye pads, Wound dressings, Safety pins, Disposable gloves, Instructions on how to use the first aid kit
First aid treatment differs depending on the tooth injury, and we have differentiated between the dental emergencies below: Injuries to tongue, cheeks, lips – Simply rinsing the mouth with a salt-water solution can help ease the instant pain of injuries. If a tooth has been knocked out, the patient should keep the tooth, wrap it and take it to their dentist, Toothache – If there are no signs of bleeding, then toothaches can be treated initially by rinsing the mouth with warm water. If there is blood, then holding a piece of wet gauze on the tooth and gum will help, Swelling – To reduce swelling, an ice pack that is wrapped in a clean cotton cloth will ease pressure
Every dental professional must be trained in CPR and Medical Emergencies, which is under the umbrella of first aid. This is recommended by The General Dental Council (GDC) as part of a dental professional’s ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD). As well as requirements laid out by the GDC, all dental practices need to comply with The Resuscitation Council (UK), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the Care Quality Commission. When it comes to emergency first aid, a dental practice will need to assess whether they require a trained first aider within their practice. Dental professionals can undertake Emergency First Aid at Work training as part of their verifiable CPD.
As part of an emergency drugs kit, a dental practice may have a series of Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAIs), including EpiPen. These AAIs are for self-use and are designed to be swift solutions in the event of a related emergency. It is essential that if an EpiPen is used that the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed.

Dental First Aid and Defibrillator

This Course at a Glance

  • Verifiable CPD
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • A comprehensive dental first aid course
  • Gain skills to protect and save patient lives
  • Designed for dental professionals and trainee nurses
  • Learn how to assess and assist casualties in a dental setting
 

About your CPD Course

First aid skills are valuable in any environment, but with the invasive treatments that can be performed in a dental setting, sometimes under sedation, every dental professional should be trained in first aid.  
 
You can gain comprehensive knowledge of first aid for the dental practice and external environments with this First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course. What’s more, it provides you with verifiable CPD to meet your General Dental Council (GDC) registration requirements. 
 
Delivered entirely online, this course allows you to gain these essential skills conveniently from home, or wherever you prefer. Just get enrolled to access the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. From here, you can start gaining the skills that will help you save the lives of dental patients and anyone else in need. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore topics that will keep you up to speed with the very latest guidance in managing medical emergencies in the dental setting. These include the chain of survival, the signs, symptoms and treatment of medical emergencies in the dental setting, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and more. 
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all dental professionals and trainee dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

11th December 2021 & 16th April 2022 via Zoom

Modules

The learning outcomes of this First Aid, Basic Life Support & Defibrillator course are for you to understand:
  • How to correctly assess and assist in first response treatment of medical emergency
  • The regulations and guidance relative to managing medical emergencies in the dental practice
  • How to carry out manual as well as defibrillation assisted CPR
  • The emergency medicine and equipment required and used by the dental practice
  • The national guidelines for the safe provision of CPR in the dental setting during the pandemic

Requirements

You must be a qualified dental professional or trainee dental nurse who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All workplaces are legally obligated to adhere to The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, and that includes dental practices. The legislation states that all employers have to implement arrangements to make sure that employees get immediate attention if they fall ill or get injured at work. Regardless of how the injury or illness was caused, every individual should receive instant first aid, and the person administering it or those around them should call an ambulance as soon as possible. Dental practice owners are responsible for assessing the hazards and risks that could lead to the need of first aid. To provide sufficient first aid, the dental practice needs to have the appropriate equipment and facilities to carry out first aid when necessary. Any employers that are designated to carry out first aid must undergo relevant training. Generally, at least two professionals within a dental practice need to be first aid trained.
Administering first aid is necessary in many emergency situations, but a first aid kit contains products that can help with minor issues, such as cuts, sprains, and burns. Not all first aid kits are the same, but most in a dental practice will contain the following: Triangular bandages, Eye pads, Wound dressings, Safety pins, Disposable gloves, Instructions on how to use the first aid kit
First aid treatment differs depending on the tooth injury, and we have differentiated between the dental emergencies below: Injuries to tongue, cheeks, lips – Simply rinsing the mouth with a salt-water solution can help ease the instant pain of injuries. If a tooth has been knocked out, the patient should keep the tooth, wrap it and take it to their dentist, Toothache – If there are no signs of bleeding, then toothaches can be treated initially by rinsing the mouth with warm water. If there is blood, then holding a piece of wet gauze on the tooth and gum will help, Swelling – To reduce swelling, an ice pack that is wrapped in a clean cotton cloth will ease pressure
Every dental professional must be trained in CPR and Medical Emergencies, which is under the umbrella of first aid. This is recommended by The General Dental Council (GDC) as part of a dental professional’s ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD). As well as requirements laid out by the GDC, all dental practices need to comply with The Resuscitation Council (UK), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the Care Quality Commission. When it comes to emergency first aid, a dental practice will need to assess whether they require a trained first aider within their practice. Dental professionals can undertake Emergency First Aid at Work training as part of their verifiable CPD.
As part of an emergency drugs kit, a dental practice may have a series of Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAIs), including EpiPen. These AAIs are for self-use and are designed to be swift solutions in the event of a related emergency. It is essential that if an EpiPen is used that the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed.

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