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Basic Life Support - April 9, 2019 by crooklog

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

  1. CPR

(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

  1. TRAINING
  1. AED TRAINING

(Automated external defibrillator)

Here in Bexleyheath we practice BLS (Basic Life Support) once a year, we feel that it is important and beneficial for everyone to have knowledge of CPR, as you never know when the need may arise. Today we had the opportunity to update and refresh our knowledge with the latest guidelines.

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A fast response can mean a better recovery!

WHAT IS CPR?

πŸ‘‰ CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

πŸ‘‰ Performed on people suffering from cardiac arrest

πŸ‘‰ Provides a continuous flow of oxygen to the lungs and brain until the person regains consciousness.

IMPORTANCE OF CPR?

πŸ‘‰ Did you know that the brain can only survive approximately five to six minutes without oxygen (after the heart stops)!

πŸ‘‰ However, if CPR is performed within the above time the brain may survive the lack of oxygen.

WHAT CAN I DO AS A PATIENT TO MINIMISE MY RISK OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?

Β Things you should share!Β 

πŸ‘‰ Providing your dentist/hygienist with honest information about your current health and health history is vital, as this will help them provide you with the best dental care possible, especially in an emergency.

πŸ‘‰ Provide us with current medication on every dental visit.

From over the counter medication to prescribed medication.

πŸ‘‰ In the event of an emergency, knowing what medications you are currently taking can be vital to your health when we are determining our next course of treatment or prescribing other medications.

We want to ensure you that our dental team, at Crook Log Dental Practice, are up to date with the latest guidance and training, this means if a medical emergency occurs in the practice our patients will receive quick, effective treatment.

Thank you for reading!

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