Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
24-25 April 2020
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Paediatric basic life support and choking

Speaker: Lezley Walker & Liz Webster

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 09:30‐10:30

Room: Speaker room 2

The aim of this session is to highlight the physiological differences in children which explain the importance of the paediatric modifications to the adult basic life support algorithm. This will enable dental team members to deliver the correct sequence of actions during the event of a paediatric cardiac arrest.This session also aims to demonstrate the correct sequence of events required for the management of a choking child.


  • Introduce the delegates to the paediatric basic life support algorithm.
  • Introduce the delegates to the choking algorithm. 


By the end of the session the delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of early intervention during an out of hospital paediatric cardiac arrest (OHPCA)
  • Be able to assess an unresponsive infant/child
  • Be able to deliver quality chest compressions and effective ventilation using a bag valve mask (BVM)
  • Recognise and manage a choking child
  • Be able to deliver effective back blows and chest/abdominal thrusts for a choking infant/child

eCPD development outcomes

  • B – Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.
  • C- Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Our new booking system includes lecture sessions to allow you to create a personalised Scottish Dental Show timetable, however lecture session entry (speaker rooms 1-4) is on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

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