Free CPD for Dental Nurses

Basic Life Support for the Dental Team

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Training in basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and medical emergencies can often be seen as quite daunting for members of the dental team. I think that we can often feel too embarrassed to ask questions and risk getting things wrong. However, I have found during my time as a dental nurse that we are often not alone in wanting to ask questions and clarify procedures related to medical emergencies. We all have annual training in this – but is this frequent enough? Do we really know what emergency drugs are available to us and what equipment we should have access to?