We are a fully regulated First Aid training provider delivering regulated (RQF) and vocational (VTQ) First Aid training qualifications in the UK.

Immediate Life Support for Dentists

The Immediate Life Support for Dentists (ILS) course is designed to meet the requirements of ILS courses laid down by UK Resus Council guidelines and is certified by ProTrainings. This CPD course meets the criteria for the General Dental Council’s development outcomes C. This course includes medical emergencies as set out by the GDC in the dental practice.

The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team. The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical sessions.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

The next training day is taking place at the IKON Academy on Tuesday 20th August. To book your session please click the link below, or contact us for further information for available dates on 01473 396111 or by email on dylan@gainfirstaidtraining.co.uk

20 August 2019

Immediate Life Support for Dentists (ILS) Level 3 (VTQ)

Training to be held at the IKON Academy


Course objectives are:

• Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest
• Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach
• Undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres
• Utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership


Course Curriculum

To provide a higher level of theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in immediate life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergencies as required by the GDC. Also to provide training in theory and practical AED use in the event of a cardiac arrest.

1. Understand basic life support requirements
• 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
• 1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
• 1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
• 1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
• 1.5 Understand what pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
• 1.6 Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
• 1.7 Explain how to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations
• 1.8 Explain what Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient 
• 1.9 Explain the difference between heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest

2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
• 2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
• 2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
• 2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
• 2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking adult, child and infant
• 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
• 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
• 2.7 Explain why suction is used to maintain the airway
• 2.8 Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
• 2.9 Explain the requirements of a do not resuscitate order
• 2.10 Demonstrate correct use of a bag valve mask

3. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
• 3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
• 3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
• 3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures
• 3.4 Explain the correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
• 3.5 Understand the correct assembly, disassembly and storage of an Oxygen kit.
• 3.6 Explain the different types of an Oxygen mask and when you would use them.

4. Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
• 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
• 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
• 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
• 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

6. Understand medical emergencies
• 6.1 Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
- Asthma - Hyperventilation
- Anaphylactic shock
- Diabetes
- Seizures and Epilepsy
- Sepsis

Learning content
This training session is intended to train staff a higher level of immediate life support (BLS/CPR), AED and medical emergency skills to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency in the practice with both patients and members of the dental team.

Development outcomes
This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C


At Gain First Aid Training we provide fully regulated First Aid courses for both groups and individuals, tailoring the training to your specific needs. We offer a comprehensive selection of both classroom and on-line courses including First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, and Emergency First Aid at Work. All our courses meet recommendations and guidelines set by the HSE and the UK Resuscitation Council. 


Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life saving procedure which is given to someone whose breathing or heart has stopped. It is used to help keep someone alive until emergency medical services arrive.  Our CPR and Basic Life Support course includes learning skills for treating adults, children and infants. This course is ideal for nurses, care workers and medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. 


All our E-learning courses are carried out through ProCourses and meet the recommendations and guidelines set by the HSE and UK Resuscitation Council. We have a wide range of e-learning courses available including Anaphylaxis Awareness , Beauty Therapy First Aid and Sports First Aid. For a full list of courses and a discount code for 10% off any E-learning course, please take a look on our E-learning page or call us today on 01473 396111. 

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