Associate Specialist in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry
King's College London Dental Institute
Specialist in Prosthodontics
An interactive recording of the live webinar presented in April 2007
3 hours verifiable CPD
This course is comprised of two presentations given to dentists, though the content is also relevant to other dental care professionals. Each presentation includes quiz questions to help you check how much information you have retained. The questions are then presented in a separate CPD certification quiz.
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Dr Dickinson teaches sedation, basic life support (BLS) and medical emergencies in dentistry at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Guy’s (for BDS & MFDS) and to other postgraduate groups, such as community dental services and general practitioners.
He is involved in BLS and medical emergency teaching for the distance learning MClinDent in prosthodontics at King’s College London and runs three all day practical medical emergency courses per year for the London Deanery. He is an examiner for the NEBDN dental sedation nursing post-certification exam and sits on the DSN committee. Dr Dickinson’s interests lie in all areas of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry with special interests in oral health care for patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa, cardiac conditions and gagging problems.
To discuss and describe the aetiology, diagnosis and management of the main medical emergencies of importance to dentists, namely:
Acute asthma attacks
Acute angina and myocardial infarction
Adrenocortical insufficiency (Addisonian crisis)
Acute allergy and anaphylaxis
To describe the required equipment, drugs and practical training required to deal with such events
To describe the required equipment, drugs and practical training required to deal with such events.
In this session Dr Dickinson introduces the subject, discusses the legal and ethical changes in recent years, and the management of faints, acute asthma and acute hypoglycaemia.
The course comprises 2 on-demand presentations; Medical Emergencies Parts 1 & 2. Each course comprises the following
Presentation (1 hr, 20 mins)
The presentations are divided into sections with a review quiz to help assess how much information you have retained. On completion of each quiz the answers can be reviewed together with the correct responses.
CPD certification quiz
The certification quiz contains all the questions in the same order as given in the presentation but you have only one attempt at each. The pass mark is 70%; if you have completed and reviewed the presentation thoroughly you should score 100%! If you score less than 70% make a note of the questions answered incorrectly then review the relevant parts of the presentation and repeat the quiz.
Answers and feedback
Once you have passed the quiz you may view all the questions together with the correct answers and feedback.
A CPD certificate is available for each presentation providing you with 3 hours of verifiable CPD. This may be downloaded from the Gradebook on completion of the course. We recommend saving a copy to your computer as well as printing it for your records.
NB: Your certificate will only be displayed once you have completed the presentation, CPD quiz and viewed the feedback.
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