Basic Life Support for the Dental Team
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?