Dental Immediate Life Support Training (DILS)

(CPD Certified - 6 hours)

This one-day course is for Dentists and Registered Dental Nurses who provide conscious sedation within their practice as required by the Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care 2015. Please also look out for our new DILS annual update course information coming soon.

Course content:

  • Causes and management of respiratory & cardiac arrest
  • National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • The ABCDE Approach (assessing an unwell patient)
  • Communication, Team Leadership & Delegation
  • DNAR (do not attempt resuscitation)
  • Adult BLS and AED Algorithm (Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015)
  • Child BLS Algorithm (Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015)
  • Airway Management (Pocket Mask, Guedel Airways, Bag-Value Mask, I-Gel, suction)
  • Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Therapy
  • Medical Emergencies  (As required by the GDC)
  • Emergency Medical Equipment 
  • Emergency Medical Drugs 

Learning objectives

To equip the participant with sufficient knowledge and skills to:

  • List the causes and management of respiratory & cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate the ABCDE approach to assess a patient
  • Record patient observations and record using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • Recognise and manage a seriously ill adult or child
  • Demonstrate, communication, team leadership and delegation in a medical emergency
  • Recognise and Demonstrate the (Adult) BLS & AED cardiac arrest algorithm
  • Recognise and Demonstrate the (Child) BLS cardiac arrest algorithm
  • Demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of the defibrillator (manual or automatic)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the correct airway management for a unwell patient including airway positioning, Guedel airway insertion, pocket mask, bag-valve-mask, pulse oximetry, oxygen therapy and suction 
  • Identify the appropriate emergency medical drugs used in the initial management of a common medical emergency 

Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes will be achieved through continuous assessment throughout the course. Practical assessments on (adult and child) airway management, BLS, AED and successful completion of a multi-choice question paper.

If you would like to register for this course, please visit our booking page for available dates and more information.


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