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New Personal Fitness course special offer

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We are offering a 30% discount off our new Personal Fitness course until the end of October 2021. Keeping fit and eating well is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  This course gives you the basics of what you need to do and why it is important to balance your diet with your exercise. The course covers many different basic exercises that you can do with minimal equipment to allow you to build basic exercise programs that you can do at home. Learn how to improve your diet Understand why you need to do exercises not just how to …

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Can you please vote for two exceptional pet charities

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The Super Dog Awards voting is this month and we support two exceptional entrants to this nationwide competition and we ask you to help them both by taking time to give a vote to each one of these worthy winners.  We have filmed with both of these entrants and it will mean a lot to them both to get your vote. Team Brainy Dogs – Click here to vote The Brainy Dogs Team have been nominated for a Naturo SuperDog Team Award because they are inspiring and the work they are doing is hugely impactful in improving the lives of …

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Come and see us at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC

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We are at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC from 7th to 8th September. We will be showing our nationwide training solutions in face to face, video online, blended, virtual and hybrid. We will have different new courses promoted including Triage, Major Incident Planning and Support, First Responder On Scene (FROS) and 350 other courses. We will also have our first aid equipment and Practi-Man manikins on show with some new products. Come and see us on stand N33 to see what we and our 1500 instructors nationwide can offer.        

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Burns kits – what is inside a burns kit

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This is the first aid online burns kit. Inside the plastic case, there are 12 items in there, and the first thing you will notice with them, they are different from other burns kits, because you literally just open up the burns kit and all the bits and pieces are there, so you to stand the whole casing into the case and then you can find where everything is. You have not got things underneath other things. Inside the kit, you have got gloves, because it is very important to put gloves on when dealing with any burn. You have …

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High quality plasters – an effective alternative to conventional plasters

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One of the biggest problems with plasters is they simply do not stay on enough. This is the AeroPlast range, they are a much higher quality plaster. They do cost more money, but they are well worth it. There is no point in having a plaster if it is just going to fall off. They are available in assorted boxes and also single boxes and with these plasters, they are very easy to use, they are very safe, and they are available in three main types: The waterproof, the fabric and also the detectable ones for catering. This range is …

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Can children learn First Aid?

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At ProTrainings, we have had a free student video online course and a schools program for over 10 years but we asked our Paramedics, can children learn first aid? If we consider what the aspects of first aid are, then it’s possible for any age of the child to do something, even if that is alerting the emergency services in the first place. Soon as they recognize that a parent or a sibling or anybody that they are with at the time has become ill, raising the alarm and getting the appropriate level of care to that patient is vitally …

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Keeping safe at a road traffic collision?

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In this post, we asked our Paramedics, how can you keep safe when dealing with a road traffic collision? A road traffic collision is potentially a very dangerous scene. We have moving traffic, chemicals, fuels, passive bystanders, patients who are injured, upset and angry. All these things can present a danger to us. My advice is before you even get out of your car or approach the scene just take a second to think, “Is it safe? Am I going to end up on the list of casualties here if I proceed towards this incident?” Sometimes the dangers are hidden, …

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What should you do when you see blue flashing lights behind you?

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In this post, we asked our Paramedics, what should you do when you see blue flashing lights behind you? So my advice would be doing not speed up, keep going until you can find somewhere safe to indicate and pull over to the left. Preferably not parallel to some bollards or where the road narrows or where there is oncoming traffic. Another very dangerous one and this has caused fatal accidents in the past, has been where not the car immediately in front of the ambulance, but the car in front of that, sees the ambulance, takes action to pull …

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What is the importance of learning first aid?

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In this post, we asked our Paramedic, what is the importance of learning first aid? Unfortunately, in the UK, the number of people and the number of 999 calls are outstretching the services. We have always been very reliant on calling 999 in the UK and everybody will always tell you, whether you go into big business or into private homes, “We will call an ambulance. They will be here in a couple of minutes.” The average response time in the UK currently is around 25 minutes to a 999 call and 25 minutes in a cardiac arrest is an …

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Adult Basic Life Support – 2021 key points from the UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines

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Although there are no major changes in the 2021 Basic Life Support Guidelines, the 2021 UK Resuscitation Council guidelines have added a few key points about adult basic life support. Cardiac arrest recognition remains a key priority as it is the first step in triggering the emergency response to cardiac arrest in any unresponsive person with absent or abnormal breathing.  The ambulance call handler will assist with instructions for confirming the cardiac arrest, starting with compression-only CPR, and locating, retrieving and using an AED. It is important to provide chest compressions as soon as possible after cardiac arrest is confirmed. …

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Steward First Aid Course Live – what are the requirements?

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Since February the 1st, 2021, all newly qualified stewards have got to have first aid in their armoury. So as a steward, they have got to know how to put people into the recovery position, control breathing, use ADs and CPR. So stewards are expected to learn first aid and to use it when necessary. It has not been something that is required before, because it is been first aid as it grows, but increasingly, it is seen that stewards are an essential part of the first aid team and they are expected to do first aid while they call …

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Serious bleeding

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Bleeding can occur from various parts of the body in the case of injury. This can not only be life-threatening but also very distressing for the patient and even for the first aider. When you have to deal with a bleed, keep calm and trust your training. It often looks a lot worse than it actually is. With all types of bleeding, as with other first aid care, we must make sure we always have our gloves on. The first part of controlling serious bleeding is the use of direct pressure. This can be the patient applying pressure over the …