Looking for practical guidance on handling medical emergencies in your dental practice? This collection comprises five years of medical emergencies articles published in BDJ Team.
Bricks and mortar are easily replaced after a fire, but the emotional, financial and physical scars may be visible forever. Jon Kyle Anderson trains dental practices in fire awareness and fire safety.
Medical emergencies can occur in the dental practice. The posters ‘Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice’ and ‘Emergency Drugs in the Dental Practice’ have been designed to help dental professionals to respond effectively and safely to a medical emergency. These posters, endorsed by the British Dental Association (BDA), are included with this article. Further copies can be downloaded from:
Phil Jevon looks at the new resuscitation guidelines published in October 2015 and discusses how dental practices should implement them.
Dominic Slingsby explains what dental practices need to consider when it comes to fire regulations and safety.
Edward Sinclair discusses hand dermatitis and latex allergy among dental workers.
Every day is unpredictable, so it is important to take the time to invest in your own health as well as that of your patients, writes Dentists' Provident
Emma Hammett1 provides an up to date guide on managing patients who have an asthma attack in the dental practice.
Emma Hammett discusses how to help someone experiencing a fit or seizure in the dental practice.
Sarah Haslam, a mouth care specialist nurse from Kent, explains what her trust is doing to raise awareness of sepsis in dentistry.
In the first of a series of articles outlining the basics of life support training, Emma Hammett describes how to get a collapsed patient into the recovery position.
In the second of a series outlining basic life support, Emma Hammett describes how to resuscitate a patient who has collapsed in the dental practice
Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life outlines how to use a defibrillator in the event of a patient going into cardiac arrest.