Dental DWD 23/24: IPS010 Basic life support + Medical Emergencies for the Dental Practice 
05 February 2024 


Speaker: Heather Sawyer

Speaker Biography:

Heather Sawyer is the Director of Training at HTS Training Ltd, an independent specialist first aid training company based in Bedford. She undertook her degree in Nursing at the University Of Wales College of Medicine, graduating with honours in 1992. She specialised in oncology & palliative care, undertaking post graduate studies in oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, subsequently working as a Macmillan nurse. Heather has had a lifelong interest in first aid. She began training first aid skills to the public whilst a member of St John Ambulance Brigade and subsequently assisted in running a division in Kent. Heather started training first aid courses commercially in 2006 and set up HTS Training in 2010. HTS Training run statutory first aid and related courses throughout the country. She personally delivers in excess of 100 courses per year, the large majority of which are in the dental sector. She has also  recently published an article in the Dentist magazine (2022) on medical emergencies. 

Session Information:

This course will be delivered in person at Ipswich hospital based in the education centre. The room is to be confirmed nearer the time. The session will run from 09:00-13:00pm with 4 claimable CPD hours. Information on parking, room location and finer details such as pre course material will be emailed to delegates closer to the session. If you have any questions ahead of this please contact abigail.boyd@esneft.nhs.uk (Dental Programme Administrator).


This course will ensure that the delegates understand the role and responsibilities of the dental team in the management of medical emergencies in accordance with UK Resuscitation medical protocols and GDC requirements.

Course Objectives: 

Delegates will be able to effectively manage a medical emergency situation and confidently evaluate and promptly take the correct action to manage or resolve the event.

Demonstrate, through practical exercises and assessment the correct use of medical equipment including oxygen and an AED to support the treatment of the casualty.

Demonstrate, through practical exercises, the correct assessment and management of anaphylaxis.

Learning outcomes:

Assess levels of consciousness and deal with an unresponsive casualty who is/is not breathing normally (CPR) with practical use of O2 and an AED, working as a team at the scene of the incident.

Identify and effectively manage a range of medical emergencies with practical interventions and be able to correctly identify and use the medical emergencies equipment and drugs required by the Resuscitation Council/BNF.

Recognize and assist a casualty who is choking. Recognize and assist the casualty who is unconscious but breathing (recovery position). 

 GDC Outcomes:

A, B and C


Speakers: Heather Sawyer 

Fee: Dentist £25 and DCP £10

Target Audience: Whole team 

Event Location: Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD 

Contact: abigail.boyd@esneft.nhs.uk or dental.administrator@esneft.nhs.uk

4 hour(s)

Total Places:

Available Places:
4 Places Available

Date:  Start Time:  End Time:  Venue/Room:  Address:  Site URL: 
05 Feb 24 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Ipswich Postgraduate Medical Education Centre Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich Link
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