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P128 ABCDE! The Systematic Approach to Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

Speakers: Katie Baker Tracy Colmer

  • About This Course

An ‘ABCDE’ approach to managing deteriorating patients has proved an effective method of recognising deteriorating patients in hospital. Now updated for community settings this recorded webinar takes you through the recommended approach used by Emergency Healthcare Professionals and endorsed by the BDA.

Conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes and allergies are not uncommon. Recognising when your patient is deteriorating, taking steps to prevent them getting worse and how to recognise when they have become a medical emergency will be covered in this presentation. The value of teamwork between clinical and non-clinical staff, checking emergency equipment, communication and documentation will be emphasised and demonstrated.

Areas to be discussed:

  • Adult, child & infant CPR and choking, including modifications for Covid-19
  • Automated External defibrillation
  • Anaphylaxis; Recognition and first aid of seizures
  • Acute asthma
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Chest pain & breathlessness and stroke
  • Fainting and the recovery position
  • Safe delivery of oxygen
  • Recommended equipment for dental practice
  • Useful documentation, handovers, referrals and debriefing
  • What’s new in resuscitation

Learning Outcomes

Aims

To gain knowledge of how to recognise when your patient is deteriorating, taking steps to prevent them getting worse, how to recognise when they have become a medical emergency and its prompt treatment. 

Objectives

On completion of this presentation you will be able to enhance patient care by preventing unnecessary deterioration and prompt treatment of medical emergencies.

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