Dental Intermediate Life Support (ILS)

This one-day course is for Dentists and Registers Dental Nurses who provide conscious sedation within their practice as required by the Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care 2015. 

Course content:

  • Causes, prevention and management of respiratory & cardiac arrest
  • 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
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Emergency medical equipment 

Learning objectives

To equip the participant with sufficient knowledge and skills to:

  • List the causes, prevention and management of respiratory & cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate the ABCDE approach to assess a patient
  • Recognise and manage a seriously adult or and child
  • Be able to 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, Guedle airway insertion, pocket mask, bag-valve-mask, pulse oximetry, oxygen therapy and suction 

Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes will be achieved through continuous assessment throughout the courses. Also a practical assessment on both (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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Intersurgical airways device proving popular during GP resuscitation training.

Since introducing the i-gel® supraglottic airway during airways management training, Managing Director Clive Haddrell has noticed particular interest in the device.


"Customers comment on how easy the device is to use and like it's soft touch finish." says Clive. "The manufacturers also provide a wealth of video and download information that supports our training and enables us to keep customers well informed of it's benefits".





i-gel is a registered trademark of Intersurgical Ltd. To watch a short information on the device, or for details on how to contact the manufacturers, please visit our Video Training section.


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Medical Equipment

Auto Injector Pens for Anaphylaxis

Emerade is an adrenaline auto-injector used for the emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to foods, medicines or insect stings. It can also be used for exercise induced anaphylaxis. Emerade is a Prescription only Medicine (PoM) and 150, 300 and 500 mcgs are available from the pharmacist.


iMed Systems Ltd
5 Walker Close
London N11 1AQ, UK


Tel: 0203 397 8020 (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00)

Website: www.emerade.com


i-gel® from Intersurgical Ltd

We have been impressed by the range of airway management devices from Intersurgical. In particular the i-gel® supraglottic airway has proved popular with our customers.


i-gel® is a registered trademark of Intersurgical Ltd and you can find some training video footage in ourVideo Training section here >


i-gel side view


Intersurgical Ltd
Crane House
Molly Millars Lane
Berkshire RG41 2RZ, UK


Tel: 0118 9656 300

Website: www.intersurgical.co.uk


Medical Supplies

If you are looking for a piece of medical equipment we find Oncall Medical Supplies of Exmouth extremely helpful. They offer very sensible and sound advice and are always on hand to advise. We have worked with them for a number of years and they come highly recommended.


Oncall Medical Supplies
15 Victoria Road
Devon EX8 1DL, UK


Tel: 0845 230 8930

Website: www.oncallmedicalsupplies.com


You might also like our A-Z of fist aid signs, symptoms and treatments. Please feel free to browse all topics.

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[Draft blog for review by Karen Marks. 24.02.16 - for January 2017. This page is hidden from public view]:

The fear of falling and the dangers beneath our feet

Falls-small optWe’re all a little cautious about getting around at this time of year and fully aware of the perils of slippery or icy surfaces. So is it possible to plan to avoid a fall?


We asked our occupational health consultant Karen Marks to talk us through the consequences of slipping, tripping or falling in bad weather, which can result in cuts, bruises, grazes or worse…

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Tips on reducing the risk of falls

February is an unfortunate month; just when we think the weather’s getting better and Spring’s coming we realise it's still winter for a while yet.


In this article, we look at the circumstances, causes and consequences of falling due to winter weather. We also look at how foresight and preventative strategies can help reduce the risk of accidents, and what to do if you are faced with a medical emergency due to a fall.

The elderly and children are most at risk

Winter weather includes rain, hail and ice leading to increased risks of falls due to freezing, frost and wet flooring. Even the most nimble and agile of us would worry, but it’s the elderly that are most cautious.


Older people may be more vulnerable and at greater risk in the winter due to frailty as they may be less active due to fear about going out in the cold, and also fear of falling itself. The less fit and active an individual is the frailer they become, which increases the risk of falling as reduced activity causes muscle weakness and poor balance. A child's fearlessness and inexperience may also put them at increased risk.

Injuries that could be sustained from falls:

The home is a hazard

Research tells us that six out of 10 falls occur in the home. Undertaking a ‘Fall Risk Assessment’ to identify risk factors and allow homes to be fall-proofed could greatly reduce the risks of falls. In return, it could be the difference in preventing future falls, which can have a huge impact on the serious emotional, physical and economic costs of falls.

7 things to help reduce the risk of falls:

  • Assessment of foot problems
  • Advice regarding footwear
  • Prevention of flu to avoid fever and debility which may increase risk of falls
  • Moving furniture to allow space and ensuring flooring is appropriate (non-slip surfaces and fixed rugs)
  • Good quality food and healthy diet
  • Adequate lighting; review of health conditions and medication
  • Eyesight tests and referral for physiotherapy if required to improve muscle strength and confidence


You might also like our A-Z of fist aid signs, symptoms and treatments. Find the likes of Fractures and Head Injury in there, along with many more useful topics.


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<<Clive - please ignore everything below here, it's jst me testing a new layout for meet the team - not finished yet>>:


The First Response Consultant Team


Clive Haddrell CertEd Lead IQA MSAT – Managing Director

NHS Paramedic/Tutor, Emergency Driving Tutor, FAETC 1&2, D32, D33, Manual Handling Tutor, Cert Ed, Lead IQA, Registered CPD Presenter

First Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training Limited's Clive Haddrell has over thirty years experience with the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust and is Paramedic Advisor to the well-known television program "Casualty".



Dr Íomhar O'Sullivan - Medical Consultant


Accident & Emergency Consultant Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.

Consultant & Senior Lecturer in Accident & Emergence Medicine. He is the Lead Clinician for Cork University Hospital, Emergency Department Cork, Ireland. His key responsibilities include resuscitation and soft tissue injuries.



Dr Knut Schroeder


General Practitioner and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. Founder and Director, Expert Self Care Ltd - Providing Tools for Better Health (a UK Social Enterprise).

He has also had academic papers published in major journals and leads on creating the content for healthcare apps with Expert Self Care UK (see www.expertselfcare.com). He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, particularly in the area of paediatrics and baby first aid consultancy.



Peter Salt - Clinical Consultant


Former Clinical Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at the BRI, leading a team of sixty-two Registered Nurses. Specialising in Accident & Emergency care, resuscitation & trauma management. Pete is well qualified in the field of Advanced Trauma Life support, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Management, as well as Mobile Medical Team Training. He is also the Clinical Nurse Adviser to the BBC “Casualty” Programme.



Karen Markes - Occupational Health Consultant

BA (Hons), RGN, BSc (OH Specialist Practitioner), MSc (Occupational Health Psychology)

Karen trained as a Registered General Nurse in Exeter in 1986. She has worked in Occupational Health for 20 years; the last 11 years in education at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter. She achieved her degree in Occupational Health Nursing in 2000 and an MSc in Occupational Health Psychology in 2009. She is now Occupational Health Manager at the University of Exeter.



Sadie Watts – Health & Safety Consultant


Sadie joined the company in September 2002. Sadie's previous experience includes Continuous Improvement Manager with Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd, responsible for Quality, Safety and Environment. Sadie's qualifications have been gained with Neville-Clarke International Internal Quality, Safety and Environmental Auditing, Cert No: CP00254/11 and is ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. Sadie is responsible for carrying out Internal Quality, Safety and Environmental Audits for First Response Resuscitation & First Aid Training Limited.



Mrs Andy Bleasdale – Education Development Consultant

CertEd Teacher

Andy has been employed in the education field for over thirty six years. Seventeen of those years were spent as Headteacher of a successful primary school. Part of her personal development involved working as an Advisory Teacher for the Local Authority as well as a School Leadership Coach. She will bring with her quality support and development (CPD) opportunities for all the tutors/assessors within the company.



Cheryl Crichton – Marketing Manager

Cheryl is an independent marketing consultant working remotely with the First Response team. For all marketing enquiries, please contact the main switchboard and your message will be passed along.


The Training & Development Team



Tim Hart AIFL – Director

Emergency Ambulance Practitioner RRV with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. CIEH Professional Trainer. Assessors A1. FAETC Stage 1. PTLLS/CTLLS. Safe People Handling Instructor (RoSPA). Registered CPD Presenter.



Sheila Mitchard AIfL – Training & Development Manager

Paramedic with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Phlebotomist. PTLLS/CTLLS. Registered CPD Presenter.



Linda Hart AIfL – Assessor

RN Adult. DipHE. Assessor A1. Nurse Practitioner, Apheresis, NHS Blood and Transplant.



Davina Clark – Trainer-Assessor

SRN Senior Sister Monkton Senior School, Bath.



Gerald Nicholls – Assessor and Press Officer

Emergency Ambulance Practitioner/Assessor, Phlebotomist, D32, D33. South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.


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