I’ve worked within the dental profession for over 20 years, and have to say this phrase is as true today as it was when I first started. There have been so many changes and challenges within dentistry over the last 20 years and no more so than over the last few years.
I have spent over 20 years working within the dental professional. Firstly as a dental clinician then moving into teaching dental courses from level 2 up to level 4 qualifications and more recently providing dental teams and professionals with bespoke first aid training courses including our annual refresher on CPR & Defib training.
Remember the phrase "we've always done it this way”
I hear this so many times from dentists/practice managers. However with the GDC/CQC CPD requirements getting tighter year on year it is vital dentists/practice managers who are responsible for booking staff training ensures they are booking with an accredited training centre and your training and certificates come backed by a nationally recognised awarding body.
I agree this is a mine field when you don’t know the correct questions to ask before you book and assuming that the company/individual you have always used is GDC compliant may lead to confusion and at worst having to pay again for accredited training following CQC inspections.
BUT NOT researching and looking into the training you are receiving regularly and booking with the same person year on year could leave you none-compliant.
Did you know?
Dental practitioners and other dental healthcare staff should update their knowledge and skills in resuscitation at least annually.”
Use our check list to ensure your CPR refresher / first aid training is GDC compliant. Does your training provide you with :
The minimum topics required as started by the resuscitation council : Theses are as follows:
All primary dental care providers should recognise the need for and make provision for dental staff to have sufficient time to train in resuscitation skills as part of their employment. All training should be recorded in a database.
Training and retraining should be a mandatory requirement for Continuing Professional Development and maintenance on professional healthcare registers. It may be appropriate for some retraining to be undertaken using ‘e-learning.
All dental practice owners must ensure a fully qualified first aider is on site at all times – someone who has an in date accredited First Aid at Work certificate.
How did you do with our check list?
As mentioned at the beginning of this blog I have spent over 20 years working within the dental profession.
Firstly as a dental clinician, then moving into teaching dental qualifications & CPD courses from general refresher training up to Level 4 qualifications. This is why we are best placed to deliver your bespoke staff training that is fit for purpose for all dental professionals.
We would love to hear from you to discuss your training requirements and how our bespoke first aid and yearly refresher training will ensure you are GDC/CQC and health & safety compliant.
Sources via the link: Quality Standards: Primary dental care | Resuscitation Council UK (01.12.21)
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