Preventing Medical Emergencies In Dental Practice.… And What To Do If It Does Happen!

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Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Speaker(s): Katie Baker
CPD Time: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
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Preventing Medical Emergencies In Dental Practice.… And What To Do If It Does Happen!

Conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes and allergies are not uncommon. Acknowledging them with your patient, good documentation and clear communication can keep your patients safer and will prevent many medical emergencies developing. This presentation will cover helpful record keeping, communication with patients and the value of teamwork between clinical and non-clinical staff, the emergency equipment you should be keeping and how to keep it ready for use. Not everything can be prevented! We will also cover delivering excellent first aid for potential medical emergencies in dental practice.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following subject areas:

  • Adult, child & infant CPR and choking, covering Covid 19
  • Automated External defibrillation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Recognition and first aid of seizures, acute asthma, hypoglycaemia, chest pain & breathlessness and stroke.
  • Recognising sepsis
  • Fainting and the recovery position
  • Safe delivery of Oxygen
  • Recommended equipment for dental practice
  • Useful documentation, handovers, referrals and debriefing
  • What’s new in Resuscitation

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

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 patients’ interests first

Katie Baker Advanced Life Support & European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Director, APLS, GIC Instructor


Katie is a senior NHS Resuscitation Officer at University Hospital Southampton. Previously an Emergency Department Sister, she now has 28 years in Critical Care attending in hospital medical emergencies as part of the in-hospital ‘Crash team’ which sees 50-60 emergencies and 10-15 cardiac arrests a month. Katie has an interest in baby & child resuscitation out of hospital and runs resuscitation updates & drills for Dental & Medical practices. She enjoys teaching and has taught around the UK and abroad. She is a registered Instructor and Course Director in Advanced Life Support with the Resuscitation Council ( and a registered Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor (


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