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Medical emergencies - recognition and treatment of anaphylax

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Topic Groups (Health and Safety)
Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Sunday 18 June 2017
00:00 - 01:00
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
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Medical emergencies - recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis

Session synopsis

The UK incidence of anaphylactic reactions is rising and there remains confusion about the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have an anaphylactic reaction. Recognising and treating a patient with anaphylaxis must occur urgently however as, depending on cause, fatality within 5 to 30 minutes could result. A single set of criteria will not identify all anaphylactic reactions. 

This lecture, given by Lynn Fox who is a Resuscitation Council (UK) accredited instructor shows how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis using the Resuscitation Council’s rational ABCDE approach in a stimulating and thought provoking way.

Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2014.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the basic pathophysiology of anaphylaxis
  • Why and how to implement the resuscitation council’s ABCDE approach to assist in the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis
  • When to call 999 - anaphylaxis versus allergy
  • Age related doses of adrenaline and its different preparations.


1 hour of verifiable CORE CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

About the speaker

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Lynn Fox,Senior Resuscitation Officer (NHS), Registered Nurse and First Aid 
and Medical Emergency Instructor, ResusPlus Training

After being an ITU and coronary care nurse Lynn has been a senior resuscitation officer for the Oxford University Hospital Trust since 2003 and now performs this role on a part time basis. Within this senior position Lynn is the hospital Trust’s lead for anaphylaxis and has written a patient group direction and e-assessment package that allows hospital staff to recognise and treat anaphylaxis without a prescription. 
Lynn is also a very experienced adult and paediatric medical trainer and cardiac arrest team member and uses hands-on, clinical experience when teaching medical emergencies, Advanced (ALS) Immediate (ILS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Lynn is widely recognised as being an inspirational and motivational speaker and instructor.                                                                                                          

Accredited by the resuscitation council (UK), Lynn is also a consultant and instructor in her own company, ResusPlus Training; a medical emergency and first aid training company. Here Lynn regularly talks on the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis to all levels including to Oxford Brookes University. Lynn also provides medical emergency, BLS and AED in-house training sessions to all dental staff as per GDC regulatory obligations.

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