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Instructor story

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We love to celebrate the great work that our instructors and resellers are doing out in the community! We found out about this great story and had to share it with you below. Abacus Training Centre Ltd. has helped a small town to add three community defibrillators to its streets. Owner, Duncan Parsonage, had starred in many of our first aid videos! Rocester’s residents are counting their blessings thanks to three brand new defibrillators that have been installed in their home town, after Abacus Training subsidised the life-saving equipment to reward their fundraising efforts. The local first aid training and …

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NEW American Football First Aid

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Learn how to deal with injuries on the field effectively! Designed with and approved by the British American Football Coaches Association, our brand new American Football first aid course covers dealing with likely illnesses or injuries that can occur on the pitch. Your exclusive American Football first aid course discount code: UK-BAFCA www.proamericanfootball.co.uk The course covers the basics of first aid such as initial care and scene safety, cardiac arrest and CPR, choking and bleeding. Alongside all of these essentials, there’s a real focus on injuries that can happen on the playing field, like: Strains and sprains Breaks and fractures …

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The caterpillar causing chaos for people and their pets

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‘Oak Processionary Moth’ caterpillars are a risk to trees, humans and pets. The government has announced via its website that “any sightings should be reported to the Forestry Commission via its Tree Alert online form” or that “people can email opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk or call 0300 067 4442.” The creepy crawlies have blackheads, and bodies covered in long white hairs. According to official guidance, the latter “contain proteins which can cause itchy rashes, eye, and throat irritations. They can also occasionally cause breathing difficulties in people and pets, so should not be touched under any circumstances.” Craig Harrison, the Forestry Commission’s South-East …

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Picking and installing a defibrillator cabinet

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Having a defibrillator is great. However, ensuring it’s displayed, protected and available in a prominent place is also very important. That’s why we’ve launched a free course to teach people how to install a defibrillator cabinet. The course goes hand in hand with our industry-leading choice of cabinets, available from our website There are so many cabinets to choose from – we stock more than 10 models! So, how do you find the right one? How to pick an AED cabinet To protect your AED, you should choose your cabinet wisely. Here’s what we look for when picking one: IP66 …

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Skills for Care Centre of Excellence AGAIN

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Great news! ProTrainings has had its Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ Endorsement renewed for 2019-2020. This enhanced endorsement recognises our credibility and training quality. It’s the second year we’ve been able to boast about this achievement, after already being a recognised Skills for Care provider, endorsed for delivering training through e-learning, classroom and blended formats. What does the ‘Centre of Excellence’ endorsement mean? The Centre of Excellence status means that we have ‘been able to consistently demonstrate an exemplary commitment to meeting the needs of learners in the adult social care sector.’ It also demonstrates that we’re compliant with …

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New Beauty Industry Infection Control Courses

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Protecting your client, employees and yourself from potentially harmful pathogens that could be transferred during treatments is vitally important. This is why we’ve launched beauty infection control courses, enabling you to give peace of kind and safety to your customers. Why take the course? When dealing with blood or bodily fluids, care should be taken to minimise risks. A formal qualification is great to show customers, but more importantly your safety is just as important as theirs! By applying the techniques and information learned as part of this course, you are protecting yourself against risks posed by your clients. Learn: …

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Resuscitation Council UK Quality Standards Consultation

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You have until Friday, the 24th of May, to shape CPR and AED standards. The consultation is by Resuscitation Council (UK), the organisation that sets the guidelines for resuscitation practice.    Quality standards for CPR and AED awareness and training in the community are important. The council’s aim is to “remove barriers to people performing CPR, and give evidence-based and consistent guidance to trainers so that a national standard can be achieved.” That certainly sounds like a worthwhile endeavour that we can all support! Key points – Resuscitation Council’s quality standards ProTrainings helps businesses to adhere to standards, by providing training …

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New Mental Health in the Workplace courses launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

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Understanding how to create a healthy work environment that promotes openness and support for individuals who may be experiencing mental health issues is vitally important. That’s why we’re launching a range of courses to suit all staff, managers and anyone responsible for managing and supporting those experiencing mental health issues in the workplace. Mental health issues are on the rise. This may be because they are reported more frequently, but also because workload and stress at work are also increasing. An individual’s psychological and emotional well-being is just as important as their physical health. What we cover: Understanding mental health …

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All food ingredients to be listed for allergy sufferers

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Today, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has proposed that all food outlets should list the ingredients of their foods, to protect customers with allergies. Ministers are being encouraged to introduce strict rules, which include highlighting the main 14 allergens. Learn more about the 14 allergens here: www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/allergen-guidance-for-food-businesses This news comes after the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who tragically died after eating a sandwich from Pret a Manger which she later discovered contained sesame seeds – an ingredient that wasn’t listed on her sandwiches’ label. Pret a Manger said it supports the new recommendations. FSA chairwoman, Heather Hancock, explained that they’d chosen …

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Spotlight – ASPOD® Emergency Aspirin Holder

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The ASPOD® is the safest method of storage and transport for your emergency asprin tablets. Keeping tablets whole, dry and stable is vital for effectiveness. The case ensures tablets are in a useable condition and are with you at all times, thanks to the keyring which allows you to attach it to your keys, inside of your wallet or whatever you carry around with you! https://first-aid-online.co.uk/aspod/aspod-emergency-aspirin-holder/ Why it’s so important Research shows that it takes 14 minutes for a chewed soluble tablet to produce maximal platelet inhibition, and a swallowed tablet 26 minutes. Demonstrating that, when chewed, soluble aspirin is …

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Resuscitation vs Risk – The Law

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We want to highlight the amazing work done by the Resuscitation Council UK on its ‘CPR, AED’s and the Law’ document. Everybody should read it and thanks to the simple terms and great structure, it’s easy to understand so almost everybody can read it.   As it’s such a great source of into, we have extracted a few bits below and linked to the full version so you can read the rest. Full credit for this piece goes to the Resuscitation Council UK.     The facts Up to 60,000 people die each year in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Fewer than …

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LIFEPAK change to AED model line-up

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As of 1st April 2019, LIFEPAK discontinued the LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS AEDs in all countries that require CE mark certification. These have been a premier choice of AEDs for first responders and communities since 2002, so there are lots in circulation! Continuation of service We are committed to continuing our service to the customer that already have these products. For this reason, we will still offer the CHARGE-PAK™ battery chargers and electrodes for these discontinued models. The 8-year warranty will still be honoured on recently sold LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS AEDs. Replacement model LIFEPAK will …