The introduction of the new dental contract in which Continuing Postgraduate Education Allowance is included in the base contracts for dentists means that the PGDE no longer approves courses or providers for CPD. The need for practices to continue to train their staff to handle medical emergencies still remains. The training organisations listed below we believe provide appropriate courses for the dental team.

Approved CPR Course Providers


Avon & Wiltshire

  • First Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Investors In People Award & MIfL Institute for Learning, 9 Counterpool Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DQ Tel: 0117 9490944 Email (Also covers Gloucestershire, Somerset, Hampshire, Devon & Cornwall).

  • AM Training Services, 6 Farman Close, Swindon, Wilts SN3 6DP
    Contact: Andy Ormston Tel: 0800 0832035. Also covers Gloucestershire and Somerset.

  • BLS Training, 14 Portal Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1QJ
    Contact: Julie Habgood, Tel 07814 021061
  • RHD Training, 6 Wyndham Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3SE
    Contact: Roy Delahaye, Tel 01249 658378

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842 

 

Somerset

  • Quest Training and Development
    Pete Chell, Business Manager and Clinical Tutor Tel: 01935 706632.
    Medical Emergencies and Resuscitation in the Dental Practice - Interative Training Programme
    Included in the course:
    •Interactive teaching guide covering all aspects of the training on DVD
    •Training AED with remote control
    •Manikin with chest compression feedback
    •Practical BLS and AED assessment guide
    •Peer assessor training
    •Medical emergencies, BLS and AED online assessment
    •CPD certificate
    •In house scenario training and guidance
    •Desk top guide to medical emergencies
    •Casualty report form
    •Oxygen administration guide

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842 

 

Devon

  • Westcountry Health and Safety Services Ltd Training, Consultancy and Advisory Services
    Contact Lisa White Tel: 01752 657313.
    'Resuscitation for Dental Care Professionals' course content:
    •The 'ABCDE' approach to the sick patient
    •Treating an unconscious casualty
    •Activation of emergency services
    •Adult and Child Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    •AED familiarisation and operation (any type)
    •Use of resuscitation equipment
    •Cardiac arrest simulation practice
    •Anaphylactic reaction - Initial treatment
    •Adult and Child Choking

  • Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry
    The John Bull Building, Research Way, Tamar Science Park, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BU
    We offer a one day course concerning Medical Emergencies in the Dental Surgery (MEDS) which includes the following topics:
    •Update on current Resuscitation Council guidelines for adults and children in dental practice
    •Practical, hands on skill stations including: IM injection, Airway management, Use of defibrillator, Emergency scenarios
    •How to work effectively as a team during medical emergencies
    The course is delivered by experienced tutors from both primary and secondary care.
    Contact details: Admissions Team: (01752) 437333 Email Admissions or CPD.
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust - Provides of BLS and Dental Emergencies Training in Plymouth, South Devon and Cornwall.
    For further information please contact Glenda Cooper, Level 06, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, Tel: 01752 314355.
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842 

Gloucestershire

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842 

Cornwall

  • Life Aid Training
    Mrs K Phillips MSc PGCe Pg Dip RGN
    Tel: 07766 546452
    A range of resuscitation & first aid courses are available ranging from 1 hour upto 1 day.

  • Mrs Ruth Maksymiw
    Basic Life Support Training
    Tel: 01208 814949
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust - Provides of BLS and Dental Emergencies Training in Plymouth, South Devon and Cornwall.
    For further information please contact Glenda Cooper, Level 06, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, Tel: 01752 314355.

  • Peninsula Resuscitation
    Mrs Hazel Renals BSc (hons) PGCE RGN
    Tel: 01208 880893
    A range of training can be offered including adult and paediatric basic life support, airway management, defibrillation and dental emergencies.
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842.

Dorset

  • Dorchester Resuscitation Department, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY. Tel: 01305 255266. Email.
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY
    Contact: Commercial Training or Denise Underhill Tel: 01392 453 842.