Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider CPR is a blended training program especially adapted for dental practitioners.
Participants first complete an online training program. The in-person practical session starts with traditional CPR training on the floor. CPR for infants, children and adults is covered as is foreign body airway obstruction emergencies.
Use of the B-V-M (Bag-Valve-Mask) instruction is provided for patient ventilation during cardiac arrest.
Scenarios with the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the dental operatory is an important facet of this training program. Also covered are ideas to include in a written Emergency Medical Response Plan
Complete Online Training
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This course is designed for people who are very likely, due to their occupations, to perform CPR on a fairly regular basis.
Understanding the Emergency Medical System and the role of a First Aider. First Aid definition and goals. Legal issues in rendering emergency care including the Good Samaritan Act.
Basic understanding of the circulatory system, narrowing arteries and high blood pressure. Angina and heart attack signs and symptoms. Recognizing possible stroke. Actions needed in a heart or stroke situation including assisting the victim with their own medications.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest results from a disruption to the heart’s electrical system. Understanding that this can happen to anyone, at any age, even with no previous heart conditions. Recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and understand that every second counts in providing rapid care. Chain of Survival.
Importance of Biohazards and using personal protective equipment. Scene survey to identify hazards to the rescuer and actions to make the scene safe.
Rapid Lay and BLS assessment. BLS actions for infant, child and adult CPR. Airway, compressions and ventilation. Single and Two Rescuer CPR. Importance of Team CPR.
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and tachycardia (VT). AED is a simple, easy to use instrument that provides an electric shock to treat VF and VT. Importance of an Emergency Medical Response Plan.
Speed of action is essential. AED location. Understand the basic operation of the AED. Preparing the chest and electrode placement. Safety considerations and delivering the shock.
Recognize the difference between mild and severe choking. Understand the treatment options for conscious, unconscious and pregnant choking victims.
Recognizing that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a life changing illness. Importance of recognizing PTSD and getting help to deal with the stresses associated with emergency medical responses.
Optional topic. Introduction to B-V-M (Bag-Valve-Mask), oral airways, suction and oxygen delivery.
Optional topic. Presentation of manufacturer’s demo videos for the most popular AED units in Canada.