Summary of this course:

DBG’s Infection Prevention and Control course is designed to assist your team(s) on how to operate safely and practically in line with current legislation and guidance.

Course content:

  • The importance of Infection Prevention and Control in accordance with Health and Safety (Duty of Care), HTM 01-05 and the Law relating to Infection Control
  • Practical tips to comply with HTM 01-05 and the Approved Code of Practice.
  • Cross infection, the different types of infection (their associated diseases) and recognising the routes of infection
  • Distinguish between cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Safe, recognised procedures for the handling and decontamination of instruments
  • The correct disposal of waste
  • The importance of personal protection and protective workwear
  • Identify essential and best practice requirements HTM 01-05

Summary of this course:

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires all of the practice team to have ‘adequate instruction and training’ in the event of a fire. The order brought about significant changes in the responsibility for the prevention of fires and knowledge required by employees in the event of a fire in the workplace.

Fire certificates are no longer issued and those previously in force prior to the order have no legal status. The order requires anyone who has control in a practice, or anyone who has a ‘degree of control’ over areas of the practice or systems to be designated as a ‘responsible person’.

Course content:

  • Understanding the theory and causes of fire
  • Fire hazards and precautions
  • Raising the alarm
  • Means of escape
  • Classes of fire
  • Which extinguisher to use and correct use of them
  • Fire Marshal's and their role

The role and duties of a Fire Marshal include:

  • Actions on discovering a fire
  • Emergency evacuation procedures and procedures having left the building
  • Actions of discovering persons still in the fire area
  • Spotting fire hazards
  • Feedback to the employer
  • Understanding fire extinguishers and signage
  • Review of Fire Marshal's equipment

Summary of this course:

All employees should receive COSHH & Legionella Awareness training due to the requirements laid down in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Large outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are more commonly linked to purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers and evaporative condensers, but if conditions are favourable, Legionella Pneumophilia will grow in any hot and cold water system and will proliferate in large enough numbers to cause Legionnaires' disease.

Although Legionnaires' disease can be fatal, it is a disease that is preventable. Unfortunately, lack of awareness and training, inadequate control measures and management failings have all contributed to deaths from Legionnaires' disease and the need for better education and awareness has been emphasised as a requirement by regulatory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Course content:

  • COSHH Regulations and supporting Regulations
  • COSHH symbols on packaging
  • Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Effects on the body
  • Routes of Entry into the body
  • Workplace Exposure Limits
  • Basic facts about legionella, pseudomonas and waterborne bacteria and how it causes infection
  • Legionnaires Disease, its history and symptoms
  • Legal obligations and regulations
  • Implementing control measures

Summary of this course:

DBG's interactive CQC* workshop allows you to draw on the knowledge of our experienced practice assessors to gain a better understanding of the CQC regulations and expectations.

Course content:

  • A clear focus on common CQC fundamental standards and current findings.
  • Staff involvement and questioning to highlight typical CQC questions and the inspection format.
  • Evaluation of answers received offering advice and support.
  • Building staff member’s confidence and communication skills in preparation for a CQC visit.
  • Improving staff members understanding and aims of the CQC.
  • Encouraging team interaction and development of knowledge through informal, informative discussions.

Summary of this course:

Healthcare practices should reduce the risks to themselves, colleagues and service users and start to develop a positive health & safety culture.

DBG's “Introduction to Health and Safety” allows you to learn about your responsibilities and the health and safety arrangements that should be in place, in order to comply with the law and fulfil your “Duty of care”.

Learn how good health & safety management systems save time, money and can make good business sense.

Course content:

  • Health and safety risk management systems that should be in place within practices
  • Health and safety risk management “Current knowledge and best practice”
  • Current health and safety risks being faced within the dental sector
  • Employer and Employee duties in relation to Health and Safety error

Summary of this course:

Basic Life Support & Medical Emergencies training is carried out by one of DBGs qualified instructions within your own practice environment.

Course content:

  • In-house practice specific training.
  • Practical CPR demonstrations and assessment of competency on adult and child resuscitation manikins.
  • 'Hands on’ practical CPR session utilising basic resuscitation aids on both adult and child resuscitation manikins for all the team including an overview of defibrillation and its importance.
  • Bespoke Emergency Protocol.
  • ABCDE patient assessment.
  • Management of medical emergencies within primary care.
  • Review the British National Formulary guidance on drug administration for each of the listed medical emergencies.
  • Advice and recommendation on your existing practice emergency response kit.
  • DBG trainer audit and recommendations as per UK Resuscitation Council and British National Formulary Guidelines.
  • Practice discussion to develop a bespoke emergency practice protocol/procedure.
  • Recovery position and practical assessment.
  • Practice team response, action taken and transfer of core and emergency services with a sample transfer patient form.

Summary of this course:

AED & Specialised Resuscitation Equipment training takes place at your practice and DBG’s qualified instructors will give the practice team ‘on-site’ training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator & Specialised Resuscitation equipment recommended by the UK Resuscitation Council.

Course content:

  • In-house practice specific training.
  • Group discussions covering theoretical topics such as causes of cardiac arrest, survival factors, statistics and how defibrillators work in order to save lines.
  • The safe use of an AED on both adult and children.
  • Basic AED daily maintenance procedures.
  • Hands on review and practical usage of specialised resuscitation equipment including, oxygen administration during CPR, bag valve mask resuscitators, oro-pharyngeal airways and portable emergency suction devices.
  • Multiple hands on practical cardiac arrest simulations, utilising the AED and all of the specialised resuscitation equipment.
  • DBG trainer audit and recommendations as per UK Resuscitation Council and BNF Guidelines.
  • Practice team emergency response, action taken and transfer of care to emergency services.
  • Practice discussion to develop a bespoke emergency practice protocol/procedure.
  • Recorded and documented competence assessments, audit and protocol in line with UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.