1/2 Day Medical Emergencies & Dental Crisis Management for the Dental Team (AM) (26/02/20)


The course participants are orientated in our realistic mock dental surgery. They are shown where the equipment is stored.

Participants are introduced to iStan, an advanced training mannequin, where his physiological signs are demonstrated – consciousness, pulse, breathing and capillary refill being the prominent signs examined in general dental practice.

iStan is then put into an unconscious state where delegates can compare his vital signs to the previous normal state. Participants are taken through the full respiratory decline leading to cardiovascular arrest.


This course conforms to the GDC 2018 Development outcome coding: A,B,C,D.


Registration is at 12:45hrs and the course will commence at 13:00hrs.

Expected finish time at 16:00hrs


This course takes place at LonDEC

Please see https://www.londec.co.uk/directions/


Each participant will recieve comprehensive course notes, a certificate of completion from LonDEC and 3 hours verifiable CPD.

Course objectives

  • To understand the various medical emergencies that might arise both in the dental chair and in dental practice.
  • To recognise the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies.
  • To act proficiently and to work as a team in the crisis management of medical emergencies whatever your job role.
  • To know how to reduce the risk of a medical emergency occurring in known patients.

This key course is a combination of hands on and interactive learning.

The freeze-frame teaching allows participants to discuss their actions and iStan’s physiological signs with the tutor and with each other. Participants are shown how to correctly and safely use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and airway management using an array of devices. The group is shown the drugs in our drug box and their purpose explained.

The group is then split into smaller groups and immersed into realistic scenarios, all of which could be encountered in the dental chair or anywhere in the dental practice.

After each scenario, the participants review their actions with the tutor and the remainder of the group using our digital video recording system. This part of the training, despite participant fears, proves to be a high point of the course.


Phil Howarth 

Phil is a resuscitation council trained instructor in both adult & paediatric advanced life support and is the resuscitation officer at the hospital of St Jon & Elizabeth - London.

Course Properties

Course Date 26-02-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 26-02-2020 12:30 pm
Registration Start Date 16-12-2019
Capacity 12
Cut off date 25-02-2021
Individual Price £75.00
Location LonDEC
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