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Preventing and managing medical emergencies

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Friday 10 July 2015 - Wednesday 1 August 2018
00:00 - 00:30
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
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  • Dental Care Professional: £15.00
  • BDA member: £20.00
  • Non member: £35.00

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Preventing and managing medical emergencies  

Session synopsis

A medical emergency could occur at any time within the dental setting. It is therefore essential that all members of the dental team can recognise, treat and effectively manage the situation. This session will examine the assessment process and common signs and symptoms.

Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2015.


Learning objectives

  • Understand how to use an effective assessment process
  • Be familiar with common signs and symptoms
  • Have knowledge of the dental emergency drugs.



30 minutes 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


Peter Whiteford, Resuscitation Adviser, Medical Emergency Training

Peter qualified in 1997 as an RGN and spent several years in the hospital acute medical settings, including the Emergency Department. He moved into teaching resuscitation in 2003 where he gained a wide experience of training all levels of hospital staff as well as attending many emergencies and cardiac arrests. In 2008, he moved away from the NHS to form Medical Emergency Training which focuses on delivering resuscitation training to pre-hospital and private sector staff.

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