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    Do dental staff need to be trained in CPR? Are there courses to assist dentists in preparing for a medical emergency in the dental office? What is the recertification period? What emergency drugs are required? What size of oxygen tank is recommended by the College? Are there any additional emergency drugs recommended by the College? Is there anything else I should do to be prepared? My BLS, HCP-CPR, ACLS and/or PALS has expired and no courses are available that have the required hands-on component at this time. What do I do? Do I need to take any enhanced precautions when/if administering CPR and/or first aid in the event of a patient emergency at this time?