Risk Assessments Demystified

Part of the Safe Practice: The New Normal Course Bundle

60-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

PLEASE NOTE: Our Safe Practice courses are being regularly updated. Last update: 28 April 2021.

In more ‘normal’ times, risk, risk assessments and risk management are often seen as at best a minor inconvenience and at worst an unnecessary distraction from running the practice. The idea that they need to be undertaken annually is usually greeted with a loud groan.

The aim of this course is to provide up to date guidance on how best to assess and manage risk in ‘normal’ times and also during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This course is intended for all members of the dental team.

    The aim of this course is to provide up to date guidance on how best to assess and manage risk in ‘normal’ times and also during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

    During this online, ECPD course you will learn:

    • The definition of risk and hazard.
    • What risk management means.
    • Risk assessments and the frequencies to undertake them.
    • How to understand qualitative and quantitative measures.
    • Patient risk assessments during the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • Risk assessments for the dental team during the COVID- 19 outbreak.

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    Course Curriculum

    • Introduction – Risk Assessments
      5 minutes
    • Definition of risk
      5 minutes
    • Hazard and risk
      5 minutes
    • What is a risk assessment?
      5 minutes
    • What is risk management?
      5 minutes
    • Risk assessment frequency
      5 minutes
    • What does a risk assessment look like?
      5 minutes
    • How do quantitative and qualitative measures relate to each other?
      5 minutes
    • When I know the risk level, what do I do with that information?
      5 minutes
    • What risk assessments do we need to undertake?
      5 minutes
    • Annual risk assessments
      5 minutes
    • Is the risk assessment template the same for all types of risk assessment?
      5 minutes
    • The CQC and risk
      5 minutes
    • COVID-19
      5 minutes
    • UK COVID-19 Alert Levels
      5 minutes
    • FGDP(UK) guidance on risk
      5 minutes
    • Patient risk assessment during COVID-19
      5 minutes
    • Completing the patient risk assessment
      5 minutes
    • High-risk aerosol generated exposure (AGE) and fallow time
      5 minutes
    • Protecting clinically extremely vulnerable patients
      5 minutes
    • Protecting clinically vulnerable patients
      30 minutes
    • Assessing risks related to the procedure being undertaken
      5 minutes
    • Risk assessments for clinicians and all team members
      5 minutes
    • Practice risk assessment during COVID-19
      5 minutes
    • Training and governance
      5 minutes
    • Team well-being
      5 minutes
    • Summary – Risk Assessments
      5 minutes
    • Pre-Question Advice Preview
      1 minutes
    • Quiz – Risk Assessments
      10 questions

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    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 registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

    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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