Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support Courses

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Book on an ILS (with optional PILS) course

Book an ILS (with optional PILS) course at your practice

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

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

Thank you very much, I found the ILS course very enjoyable and an invaluable experience”
Orchard Health Centre

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 became 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 regularly for The Oxford Post Graduate Dental School and Health Education England.

Dental Sedation Immediate Life Support dates:

Near Oxford on: 28th May 2024 and 15th July 2024

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Course content includes:

  • Causes and prevention of cardiorespiratory arrest
  • ABCDE approach and management of common medical and sedation emergencies in the dental patient including respiratory depression, aspiration, anaphylaxis and other associated emergencies
  • Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation scenarios for adult and child including Covid-19 adaptations
  • 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.
Or 7.5 hours if the paediatric assessment component is included.
Certificates will demonstrate verifiable, enhanced CPD as per GDC requirements.

During Covid 19, all ILS courses will be held in large rooms to small groups. Current safety measures will be in place.

We also offer Dental Medical Emergency, CPR and AED Training.