Advanced Specialty Courses
14:00 - 17:00Dental Medical Emergencies: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice - 07. Feb. 2018

Dental Medical Emergencies:

Medical Emergencies In The Dental Practice

Mrs. Annie Browne, FRSPH, BSc(Ed)Hons, Senior Consultant BLS/ACLS Instructor/Trainer - UAE
7th of Feb 2018

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Venue: Novotel Hotel, World Trade Centre - ONYX Room

Registration: AED 578

Teaching Method: Course

Seats: 15 Seats

Abstract: A medical emergency is something that most dental teams do not consider during their busy appointment schedules.  However the Dental Governing Bodies agree that medical emergencies can and do happen and should be planned for.  In fact they are more likely to happen in the dental than medical office.  This course demonstrates that being prepared begins with all staff who have up-to-date basic life support training, who know their role in an emergency and have the ability to react immediately. Getting the EMS activated and having the equipment and drugs needed to respond to an emergency can mean the difference between successful management and failure.




Patients don’t just bring their teeth to the dentist.  Their bodies that are often in a worse medical state than their molars accompany them. Statistics show that medical emergencies are 5.8 times more likely to happen in dental than medical offices.  It is vitally important therefore that every member of the dental team knows his or her role in when it happens and this can determine the outcome.  A plan should be prepared and the team should be well trained and equipped to deal with the emergency and practice these skills to ensure that their patients have every chance to survive.  This course will describe common medical emergencies encountered in the dental practice; the equipment and procedures required to deal with them and will include the use of a defibrillator and life support skills.  Presented in an informative and often entertaining way, delegates will reinforce their knowledge and skills of dealing with heart attacks, strokes, anaphylaxis and other life threatening conditions.  Bring the team along. Statistically , more dentists suffer from heart attacks than their patients so make sure the team are trained!


Learning objectives:

1   Preparing an Emergency Action Plan

2   Recognising life threatening medical emergencies and performing CPR on adults and children.

3   Using an Automated External Defibrillator

4   Recommended emergency drugs and their uses

5   Other medical conditions that could cause an emergency during dental treatment.


Course Outline:

1  Introduction, planning and preparing for medical emergencies

2  Typical medical emergencies – heart attack, SCA, CVA, anaphylaxis, choking, epilepsy and diabetic emergencies and their treatment.

3   Life support skills, demonstration of defibrillator.

4  Full description of drug list as suggested by the ERC  Full description of drug list as suggested by the ERC 


Speaker Biography:

Former Accident and Emergency Specialist, now CEO of

HSS – Health and Safety Solutions in Dubai – a training company specialising in Life Support training for healthcare professionals, particularly dental teams.  Annie and her team provided medical emergency and infection control educational sessions for the Denplan Roadshow in the UK – taking CPD courses to dental teams throughout the country.