The Do’s And Don’ts Of Medical Emergencies In Dental Practice

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Date: Friday 24th November 2023
Speaker(s): Rebecca Peckham & Dani Tirel
CPD Time: 2 Hours
Duration: 2 Hours
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The adrenaline surge that comes with an unexpected medical emergency can make our brain work slightly differently! Having worked in emergencies for over 20 years Katie and Tracy, who will be presenting this talk, have observed common mistakes staff can make and will enlighten the dental community with known strategies to reduce mistakes. This presentation will cover the emergency equipment you are expected to keep in the dental practice, how to use it and how to keep it tamper free and ready for use. Every member of the dental team has an important role to play and can contribute to saving someone’s life.

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
  • 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
  • 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

Rebecca Peckham, Resuscitation Officer and Emergency Department Sister. Advanced Life Support and European Paediatric Advanced life Support Course Director and GIC Instructor

Dani Tirel, Resuscitation Officer UHS. Advanced Life Support and European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

Biography

Rebecca Peckham works for Southampton General hospital as an Emergency Department Sister and Resuscitation  officer. She has been working within Emergency Medicine for 12 years. Rebecca deals with medical emergencies, the critically unwell and cardiac arrest patients daily as part of her role within ED and Resus Services. Alongside this Rebecca also teaches Resuscitation skills to hospital staff and is a course director for Advanced life support courses for both adults and children.

Dani Tirel is a registered nurse working at Southampton General Hospital, a trauma centre in the South East. Dani has worked in Acute and Emergency Medicine for the past 5 years covering the Acute Medical Unit and the Southampton Emergency Department. For the past two years, Dani has also been working as a Resuscitation Officer; covering the emergency bleep for medical emergencies and cardiac arrests, whilst also teaching Resuscitation Guidelines to staff members. Dani teaches adult and paediatric Advanced Life Support courses, Immediate Life Support and Basic Life Support courses.

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