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Important information regarding supplies orders

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We are increasing the size of our warehouse. This is due to us increasing our stock and range and to allow us to expand our personalised first aid kits. Work starts from the 12th of December, so the dispatching of equipment may be slower than usual. If you need any equipment or supplies urgently, we advise you to place your orders as early as possible. You can contact us at 01206 809538, email supplies@protrainings.uk or visit www.first-aid-online.co.uk.

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citizenAID life saving app – download now

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You never know when you could be in a dangerous situation and preparation by looking at the citizenAID app on your phone will help to prepare yourself if the worst happens.  You can also refer to it during an emergency. Everyone should download the citizenAID app and tell their friends about it.  The more prepared you are, the better the outcome. The app looks at different situations you could find yourself in and what you need to do to deal with the situation safely and provide assistance when it is safe. At ProTrainings, we have launched different courses on the …

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ProTrainings approved to deliver the FAQ Level 3 Award in Immediate Emergency Care: Fire and Rescue (IEC) qualification

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ProTrainings is pleased to announce that we are approved to deliver the FAQ Level 3 Award in Immediate Emergency Care: Fire and Rescue (IEC) qualification. The purpose of the FAQ Level 3 Award in Immediate Emergency Care: Fire and Rescue is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to provide appropriate care before the arrival of an ambulance. This qualification covers: The principles of casualty care for fire and rescue The knowledge and skills relating to scene safety and patient assessment Life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, medical conditions, and injuries Major trauma and physical extrication The IEC qualification is aimed at individuals …

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World Restart A Heart Day

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World Restart A Heart Day takes place on the 16th of October every year. The aim is to come together to increase awareness around cardiac arrests and CPR. Research shows that approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen every year in the UK, with less than 1 in 10 people surviving these. In some cases, performing CPR can more than double the chances of survival. CPR is a very simple skill to learn, and it can save a life. Our range of online courses including basic life support courses can be found here. These cover the use of defibrillators …

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ProTrainings citizenAID courses are now approved

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After the successful Birmingham Instructor conference, we are pleased to announce that the ProTrainings citizenAID courses are now approved and anyone attending the Birmingham conference on Friday and those attending the last conference this Friday at Colchester will be able to teach these important new courses. At the conference, Sir Keith Porter (Professor of Clinical Traumatology Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Birmingham and trustee of CitizenAID) is one of the guest speakers. Also, Jonathan on the new Collagen haemostatic sponge, Phil from Worldpay and Mike will be there from citizenAid. If you would like to attend a citizenAID course with a local …

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ProTrainings instructor conferences – time running out to book

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We are pleased to announce that at both our ProTrainings conferences will be Professor Sir Keith Porter, the clinical Professor of Traumatology at the University of Birmingham & University Hospital Birmingham and co-founder and trustee of citizenAID giving a talk on Trauma and the citizenAID system. In addition, Mike Robinson from citizenAID will be there all-day answering questions on citizenAID and with a buy two get one free on their Tourni-Key to increase the awareness of life-saving tourniquet. We will have training on the soon-to-be-launched CLOTTA haemostat and the already launched Collaclot and attendees to the conferences will receive a free sample and a very …

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Come and meet ProTrainings at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC this week

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Come and meet the ProTrainings team at the Emergency Services Show Wednesday 21st and Thursday, September 22nd at the NEC.  We will be showing trauma equipment including CLOTTA and Collaclot, a new life-saving haemostatic sponge, and our range of personalised first aid kits. We are also there to discuss training, products and how you can learn nationwide through our instructor network in any of our 350 courses.  Find us on stand R54. Book an appointment with our team by emailing support@protrainings.uk or phoning 01206 805359 or just turn up on the day.

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999 BSL Service

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999 BSL is a service which allows deaf people to make emergency calls using an app or website. This is the first time a 999 emergency service will be available in British Sign Language, though a similar process exists for the NHS 111 number. People who use the service will be put through to a BSL interpreter, who will then relay the conversation to a 999 operator. The BSL interpreter will take key information from you. This will include information such as, what the emergency is, where the emergency is, and who is affected. To make a call with 999 …

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Making 999 calls via text

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If you are unable to make voice calls, it is possible to contact the emergency services by text message. This is called the emergency SMS service. This has also proved valuable for people in remote environments where you may not have enough signal to make a phone call, but you may be able to send a text as they need less bandwidth to be sent. To use the emergency SMS service, you will need to resister your mobile phone beforehand. You can register your mobile by texting the word ‘register’ to 999. (if you change your phone number, you will …

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Drowning prevention

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One of the leading causes of death globally for children and young people (aged 1-24 years old) is drowning. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that around 236,000 people drown every year. Research shows that more than 90% of drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with children under the age of five being at the highest risk. Often, these deaths are linked to daily routine activities. These activities include bathing, collecting water for domestic use, travelling over water on boats or ferries, and fishing. Seasonal or extreme weather events, such as monsoons, are also frequent causes of drowning. …

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Cold water shock

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Cold water is defined as anything below 15°C. The average UK and Ireland sea temperatures are just 12°C, with rivers such as the Thames being even colder, even in summer. Our seas and rivers are cold enough to leave you helpless in seconds. Cold water can seriously affect your breathing and movement and the risk is significant most of the year. Cold water shock causes the blood vessels in the skin to close, which increases the resistance of blood flow. Cold water shock also causes the heart rate to increase. As a result of this, the heart has to work …

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Schools and defibrillators

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There is a lot of evidence showing that defibrillators drastically increase the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. Defibrillators have the potential to save the lives of pupils, staff, and visitors in schools. The latest research shows that accessing a defibrillator within 3-5 minutes of a cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival by over 40%. The Oliver King Foundation, which is supported by ex-footballer Jamie Carragher, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of this issue. Since meeting with the foundation’s founder, Mark King, who tragically lost his son Oliver at the age of 12 to a cardiac arrest, the …