Medical Emergencies Basic Life Support Apolline Training

Medical Emergencies: Basic Life Support (BLS)

As dental professionals it is important to be able to:

  • Perform BLS.
  • Recognise when a casualty requires CPR.
  • Use an AED.
  • Keep up to date with the Resuscitation Council’s recommendations. 
This course is suitable for the whole dental team and is ideal for new starters who require a fresher in BLS. We highly recommend that you undertake hands-on training in BLS.

The aim of this online course is to provide dental professionals with refresher training in basic life support, CPR, and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

To provide a basic understanding of:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • How to respond to a casualty who is unconscious but breathing.
  • How to respond to an unresponsive casualty.
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for children and infants.
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • The chain of survival.

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Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.

  • Communication skills.
  • Consent.
  • Complaints handling.
  • Raising concerns.
  • Safeguarding.



Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.

  • Clinical and technical areas of study.
  • Radiography.
  • Cross infection control.
  • Medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Emerging technologies and treatments.
  • CPD specific for your daily role(s).
  • Upskilling opportunities.

This online course offers 60 minutes of verifiable CPD for the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme 2018.

Learn more about your CPD requirements

The resus website: Home | Resuscitation Council UK

GIF Annual CPD Membership

Course Curriculum

  • The General Dental Council (GDC) and the Resuscitation Council (UK)
    5 minutes
  • What is BLS and why is it important?
    5 minutes
  • Calling for emergency help
    5 minutes
  • Recovery Position
    5 minutes
  • How to respond to an adult casualty who is not breathing and is non-responsive
    5 minutes
  • How to respond to a child casualty who is not breathing and is non-responsive
    5 minutes
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    5 minutes
  • How to use an AED
    5 minutes
  • Paediatric Defibrillation
    5 minutes
  • CPR and COVID-19
    5 minutes
  • The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
    5 minutes
  • The chain of survival
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Medical Emergencies: Basic Life Support
    5 minutes
  • Quiz – Medical Emergencies: Basic Life Support
    12 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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