National Dental Advisory Committee - Emergency Drugs & Equipment in Primary Dental Care

Report on the use of emergency drugs and equipment in Primary Dental Care.

Practice improvement

To provide evidence that a dental practice maintains and improves its capability to manage medical emergencies, the dental team should ensure that:

  • the resuscitation equipment is checked weekly to ensure that it is ready for use.
  • the practice has a system in place to regularly check that the emergency drugs have not passed their expiry dates.
  • a log of staff training is kept.
  • a Significant Event Analysis (SEA) is undertaken after every medical emergency with any learning points shared and an action plan for improvement produced.


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