Enhanced CPD Course
Mental Capacity Act
- Online Learning
- Multi-choice quiz
CPD Topics covered
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
This course is designed to teach the learner:
- A general understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, its purpose, its five principals, and who the act protects.
- How to properly judge whether or not a patient is capable of making a decision related to their own care.
- Techniques that ought to be used to support a person's choice, as dental treatment can be a complex decision making process.
- How to implement safeguards within the dental practice to ensure that individuals or their carers are given the information and tools necessary to plan their dental care.
- Methods used to seek consent from the appropriate person at each appointment, without making the patient feel rushed.
Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Define the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
- List examples of people who might have lost their ability to make decisions related to their dental care.
- Name the four pieces of information that need to be documented if it is suspected that someone lacks the mental capacity to make a decision.
- Decide who should make decisions for the patient, if they are unable to do so themselves.
- Explain when it would be appropriate to use restraints.
- Target Audience
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Technician
- Orthodontic Therapist
- Practice Manager
- Clinical Dental Technician
- Dental Nurse
- Dental Therapist
- High Level Learning Outcomes
- D – Maintenance in Patient Confidence
- Regulatory Standards
- QCF Level
- Level 3
11th May 2019
Clear, concise course very useful as a refresher covering all the important points in a complicated topic.
30th Dec 2018
9th Dec 2018
very informative course,to understand MCA regulations