This section should be completed by all members of the dental team. Ensure you are logged into E-Learning for Healthcare when using their website - for instructions, click the 'register' button below.

You should be able to:

  • Recognise a seriously ill patient
  • Provide first response level care to a seriously ill patient
  • Diagnose and effectively manage a patient who requires basic life support (BLS)
  • Identify the medical emergencies that may present in practice
  • Explain how to manage medical emergencies appropriately in dental practice

During Covid-19 pandemic it is important that rescue breaths should NOT be attempted, regardless of knowledge of patient Covid-19 status. 


Medical Emergencies in Dentistry - Basic Life Support ​​​

The relevance of medical emergencies to the dental practitioner and the management of a seriously ill patient.

Medical Emergencies in Dentistry - Medical Emergencies for Dental Practitioners II​

How to recognise and manage appropriately the common medical emergencies that may present in dental practice.

Resuscitation Council UK ​

Statements on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), CPR and Resuscitation

Feedback and Evaluation

This training package is not bespoke to dental professionals and does not meet e-CPD requirements, however an e-CPD certificate can be provided by Health Education England North West. Please complete the relevant online evaluation (link below) then email [email protected] including the following:

• ELFH Activity Report (For instructions, click the ‘register’ button at the top of the page)
• Full Name
• GDC Number

Your e-CPD certificate will be emailed to you. It includes a template for you to reflect on your learning.