Emergency triage guides
Further to last week’s statements by the CDOs of the four UK jurisdictions in response to the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic, the British Endodontic Society has formulated excellent guides on emergency triage and management to assist the dental profession during this time.
- Information and Advice on Triage and Management for Primary Dental Care and other healthcare providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here
- Diagnosis and Management of Endodontic Emergencies, a British Endodontic Society Position Paper for Primary Dental Care and other healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here
These documents are dynamic and subject to change as official advice and research is released.
To remind colleagues, emergency endodontic conditions should only be triaged locally, but then referred on to the Local Urgent Dental Care (LUDC) centres if a patient cannot be managed conservatively. These centres will incorporate the latest evidence-based PPE and protocols to ensure the safety of the staff working within this system.