Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support Course

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For the clinical dental team who wish to provide / assist with conscious Inhalation Sedation and / or IV sedation for adults or adults and children. The Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support course fully complies with IACSD standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care 2015 who state “Practitioners must be able to provide age-appropriate immediate life support as defined by the main elements of the Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS and PILS training programmes. It is not essential to undertake a Resuscitation Council (UK) accredited ILS/PILS course. Alternative courses with equivalent content which are adapted to the needs of dental practice are acceptable: these might also include the management of common sedation, medical and dental emergencies.”

We have responded positively to this by offering the important Resuscitation Council (RC) elements on a non Resuscitation Council, tailor made, one day Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support course which has been developed specifically for the Dental team. This Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support course clearly combines the main elements from the RC Immediate Life Support Course (ILS) and for those who require it, the Paediatric Immediate Life Support Course (PILS) in one day.

          “Thank you so much for our in-house ILS + PILS course – it was excellent, both in terms of its content and relevance and was very much appreciated by everybody.”  Cheltenham Dental practice: February 2017 

 ”Thank you for a brilliant ILS course led by yourself and Rob. It was really useful and delivered brilliantly.”   J. Aziz  Dentist October 2017

Instructed by:

The course developer and lead instructor is Lynn Fox, an experienced Resuscitation Council accredited instructor in advanced adult and paediatric Life Support: ALS/ILS/EPALS/PILS/GIC. Lynn has 11 years of experience in teaching to hospital cardiac arrest teams and has previously lectured on anaphylaxis for the British Dental Association which is now a BDA online lecture. Lynn has also lectured on Medical emergency drugs in the CPD theatre at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018. Lynn also teaches Dental Medical Emergencies to in-house dental practices and groups including The Oxford Post Graduate Dental School at Thames Valley Health Education.

Next open course date:

Wednesday 31st October 2018 in Oxfordshire.  Please contact us if you require a course at your own practice.

Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support course content includes:

  • Causes and prevention of cardiorespiratory arrest in the adult and child
  • ABCDE approach including the management of dental, medical and common sedation emergencies in the adult and child including respiratory depression, aspiration, anaphylaxis and other associated emergencies
  • Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation scenarios for adult and child
  • Adult and child airway management using positive pressure ventilation & airway adjuncts: Bag Valve Mask, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways and i-gels
  • Team roles and responsibilities

Certificates will show 7 hours – fewer if the paediatric component has been ommited – verifiable and enhanced CPD as per the 2018 GDC requirements.

Please contact us for more details about our Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support courses and in-house.

We also offer Dental Medical Emergency, CPR and AED Training – for more information please click this link.