Poppleton Dental Practice Annual Basic Life Support Training Day
This year all our staff had the pleasure of Helen Watson's expert company, from Orchard Training, for the morning. Although medical emergencies are rare in practice they can happen and we have to be prepared and ready for them. The training day helps us talk through different scenarios we may see in practice including asthma attackes, epileptic seizures, diabetic problems, angina attacks and heart problems. We also have emergencies drugs and equipment training that you wouldn't find out and about but may help us in the clinical setting, this also includes a defibrillator.
We really hope that none of our patients ever have any kind of problem but it's important that every member of our team is prepared if something did go wrong. This training is a vital part of our Continuing Professional Development and our regulation with the General Dental Council.
This knowledge could be the difference between life and death not only for our patients but for any member of the public, as these basic lifesaving skills can be used elsewhere - as Rebecca found out last year, when she stopped to help someone near her home who had collapsed, and she needed to do CPR till the paramedics arrived.