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Key Skills 3: Medical Emergencies
Key Skills 3: Medical Emergencies

1.0 h

1.0 Credits


Medical Emergencies

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Course Description


To provide knowledge about the different medical emergencies that can present in the dental setting, and how to manage them.

Learning content

This module is intended to create an understanding of the need to apply effective medical emergency management and handling. The medical emergencies scenarios featured throughout apply to adults only. The regulations for all age groups including children and infants are contained in the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines. 


  • Diagnose and manage medical emergencies.
  • Explain the principles of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Explain the use of the appropriate drugs and equipment during an emergency.
  • Implement a team approach to handling medical emergency situations.
  • Measures to help prevent and prepare for emergencies.
  • Recognition of medical emergencies.
  • Treatment of medical emergencies, including basic life support, drugs and equipment.

Primary Development Outcome: C

Secondary Development Outcome: D


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The FGDP(UK) and Healthcare Learning would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution to the production of this module:

  • Dr Brian Grieveson BDS, MFDGP(UK), MGDS (RCSI), FFGDP (UK).

We would also like to thank BOC Healthcare for sponsoring this module.

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