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Using gloves to prevent Coronavirus

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Using gloves to prevent Coronavirus will help but you need to use them correctly. There are lots of different types of gloves but they are quite straightforward to use. Most gloves made of nitrile or vinyl. When putting gloves on, make sure that you have nothing sharp on your hands such as rings or bracelets, as these can break the glove material. Also, check the gloves before putting them on to make sure that there are no holes in them. You can do this by blowing into one and pushing the air in, to see if any air escapes. Should …

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Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings

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CPR recommendations with COVID 19 have changed. The following is direct from the UK Resus website for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting.  The link is www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community Whenever CPR is carried out, particularly on an unknown victim, there is some risk of cross-infection, associated particularly with giving rescue breaths. Normally, this risk is very small and is set against the inevitability that a person in cardiac arrest will die if no assistance is given. The first things to do are shout for help and dial 999.   First responders should consult the latest advice on the NHS …

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NEW Diabetes Awareness Online Training

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ProTrainings EU has launched a brand new Diabetes awareness course that learners can complete entirely online. The e-learning module-based course covers what diabetes is, the different types and how they are treated. Diabetes Worldwide, around 400 million people have diabetes. An organisation dedicated to the condition, Diabetes UK, has estimated that by 2025 more than 5 million people could have diabetes in the UK alone. A more scary fact is that 1 million are currently living with the condition undiagnosed. Somebody is diagnosed with it every two minutes in the UK and it accounts for in excess of 500 ‘premature’ …

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How to avoid catching Coronavirus COVID 19

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The novel Coronavirus COVID 19 is rapidly spreading around the world and the number of infected countries continues to rise. A lot is still to be learnt about this novel coronavirus, COVID 19; the basic symptoms are known and The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently states that the incubation period is up to 14 days but could be longer. Typically, symptoms show in around 5 days. Based on current figures, around 80% of people develop mild symptoms, 15% develop severe symptoms and 5% become critically ill. The death rate stated by the World Health Organisation appears to be between 1-2% …

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FFP face masks and COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Before you panic-buy masks like there’s literally no tomorrow, you need to read this article. There are lots of myths about wearing of medical masks and FFP face masks and protecting yourself from COVID-19. You should always follow the latest guidance – this currently says that if you have symptoms of coronavirus or suspect you could have the virus, you can wear a mask (in the correct way) to limit the spread of your germs. There is no evidence to suggest that wearing a mask when you have no symptoms will protect you. The exception to this is if you …

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FREE Coronavirus awareness course aims to kick COVID-19

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Pioneering online first aid training company ProTrainings has launched a FREE Coronavirus COVID 19 awareness course, with the aim of saving lives by teaching the public how to take precautions against Coronavirus COVID 19. This course is designed to give the general population life-saving advice about the virus, helping them to avoid catching it and how to safely help someone with it. Take the course: www.procoronavirus.co.uk The e-learning course can be completed whilst learners are in self-isolation and no classroom is needed so that social distancing can learn at their convenience away from others. The series of video learning aids …

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Coronavirus: Are your stress levels increasing due to COVID 19 outbreak?

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The prospects of a global COVID 19 epidemic can be pretty daunting. Worst-case scenarios splashed across news channels and papers. “Up to 600,000 UK citizens could die”. You’re not alone if you’re worrying. The World Health Organisation has given some advice on coping with the possible stress caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. We have stated the exact advice below, which is correct at the time of the posting. More information can be found on its website here: www.WHO.INT It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.  Talking to people you trust can help, …

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Coronavirus: The facts on COVID-19

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A lot is still to be learned about the coronavirus at the centre of the current global outbreak named COVID-19, but the basic symptoms are known. The World Health Organisation currently states that the incubation period is up to 14 days. In current cases, however, typically symptoms show in about 5 days. The current World Health Organisation figures say that based on 44,000 patients with the virus, 81% developed mild symptoms, 14% developed severe symptoms and 5% became critically ill. The death rate appears to be between 1 and 2% but the current initial figures are obviously unreliable, given that …

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ProTrainings supports BHF ‘The Circuit’ defibrillator network

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We’re supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) national defibrillator register, designed to help medical professionals and members of the public find their nearest AED in the event of a cardiac arrest. ProTrainings Europe has already registered its AED and is now calling on customers and instructors to do the same. The Circuit This BHF project, partly funded by the government, is named ‘The Circuit’. The service will link a UK-wide network of defibs to people who may need to use them using a website and online app. The project also helps AED owners by sending reminders about pad use-by dates …

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NEW life-saving HaemoCap™ pressure device 

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The HaemoCap™ MultiSite is an innovative new pressure dressing. It can be used with or without a haemostatic agent and can be applied by civilians, first responders, pre-hospital care personnel and the military. It is your extra pair of hands. Watch more below then read on to find out more! It was invented by Jake Timothy, a Neurosurgeon who believes that the device has many benefits over traditional bandages, to both the patient and the person applying the device. Benefits of the HaemoCap™ MultiSite • Rapid Application • Multi-site (Head, Neck, Limbs, Axilla) • Can be applied by one person and …