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Monkeypox – Learn more about Monkeypox and the condition

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The NHS state that Monkeypox is a rare infection that is mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa. The risk of catching it in the UK is very low and it is not common to get infected. You’re extremely unlikely to have monkeypox if you do not have any symptoms and you have not recently travelled to west or central Africa or you have not been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox. You and catch it from infected wild animals in parts of west and central Africa. It’s thought to be spread by …

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Updates from the CQC: Autism and Learning Disability Training

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The government introduced a new requirement which came into effect as of the 1st of July 2022, this meant all health and social care providers must ensure their staff are fully trained on how to interact appropriately with people who are autistic and those who have a learning disability. You will need this training if you are registered with the CQC. Many of us know that the CQC conduct inspections to see if staff are working with people appropriately and whether training supports and complements how staff care, communicate, and treat people in the workplace or the home. This means the CQC will include …

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iPAD SP1 AED – Field Safety Notice issued for anyone with an iPAD AED, check yours now.

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CU Medical Systems is initiating a recall because some CU-SP1 AED (Automated External Defibrillator) devices may have a software issue that overstates the battery status as ‘full’. This means a unit may not be ready to operate as intended when required in a patient resuscitation situation. Please download this document for more information. The cause of the issue has been identified and a fix is available via a re-install. This software re-install will be done by a trained engineer at no cost to the customer. If you have one of the affected devices, please visit the following site to arrange …

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Well done to the Fire Fighters and Medics on their trip to Poland delivering trucks and equipment for Ukraine

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Well done to our Paramedic Duncan Parsonage of Pulse EMT and all the firefighters, medics and support team for completing the drive to Poland to donate fire trucks and equipment heading to Ukraine. All of us at ProTrainings congratulate and thank you for your important work. The group of Hereford and Worcester firefighters, medics and support team headed to Poland to deliver donations for fire services across the border in war-torn Ukraine. The team of volunteers delivered a total of 22 vehicles including fire engines and lorries as well as lifesaving emergency equipment. The equipment will be taken over the …

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CLOTTA™ lifesaving Haemostatic sponge for bleeding released early for export for Ukraine

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We now have the life-saving CLOTTA™ Haemostat released for early export to help in the developing situation in Ukraine. CLOTTA™ will be available soon in the UK, but we now have stocks ready for immediate dispatch to send to you to then send on to Ukraine and other countries that allow unlicensed haemostatic dressings. CLOTTA™ is more effective than other haemostatic products as CLOTTA™ clots the blood and promotes the healing cascade, not just stops the bleed. CLOTTA™ is simple to use, you just put it over the injury or you can pack the wound. CLOTTA™ is available in two …

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More medical supplies heading to Ukraine from ProTrainings and First Aid Online

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Another ProTrainings and First Aid Online shipment of trauma dressings, tourniquets and Celox heading to Ukraine and another shipment heading out next week.   If you need a Haemostatic dressing to send to Ukraine, next week we will be launching a new product that is at a lower price, easier to use and more effective than current haemostatic agents and this product will be in stock in large numbers. Email for more information.   If you have spare medical supplies that we can send out, of any quantities, please email support@protrainings.uk   www.protrainings.uk and www.first-aid-online.co.uk

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Digital certificate option now available for class and blended qualifications

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We now have the option for digital certificates or paper ones for our classroom courses. They include a QR code like our paper versions to validate the qualification. Ask your instructor to swap to digital certificates and keep a copy of your ProTrainings qualifications on your computer or phone.   Any questions or for more details about any of our courses or first aid equipment, please email support@protrainings.uk or call 01206 805359.

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Employee’s life is saved thanks to quick thinking team at Gressingham Foods

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Employee’s life is saved thanks to quick thinking team at Gressingham Foods, with the administration of CPR and a defibrillator unit at hand, Gressingham Foods employee survives sudden cardiac arrest A man’s life has been saved after he suffered a cardiac arrest at work thanks to the quick-thinking actions of his colleagues at Gressingham Foods. Artur Klab, a 45-year-old factory worker at Gressingham Foods, was moving trollies at its facility in Redgrave when he collapsed of a sudden cardiac arrest last December. Thankfully, Artur’s colleagues noticed he had collapsed immediately and were able to deliver CPR and administer five shocks from …

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Aspirin and the ASPOD®

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ASPOD® Emergency Asprin Holder ‘Immediate’ aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce deaths from a heart attack, and the earlier it is taken during a heart attack, the greater the benefit. Aspod® is the only system in the world specifically designed to provide you with instant access to an emergency dose of soluble aspirin – wherever you are, 24 hours a day, even in the dark. Buy an ASPOD® at www.first-aid-online.co.uk 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 …

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ProTrainings Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) qualification is aligned with the IOL

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We are pleased to confirm that our Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) qualification is aligned with the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Statement of Good Practice on Outdoor First Aid at Band 3. This recognition will add more credibility to your training and will meet consumer demand for those looking for training in an outdoor environment. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the latest training materials before running your first course. Our next acquisition will be to align our Outdoor Pursuits 8 Hour First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) qualification with IOL Band 2, but until then, we hope …

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ProTrainings are on the new social media platform TalkCare

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We are on the new social media platform TalkCare. If you are in the Health and Social Care sector, download this app and join our groups to interact and keep up to date. Search your App Store for “TalkCare”.  Our groups are ProTrainings, Instructors, Online Training, Pet First Aid and one for our First Aid Show.  Any questions get in touch on support@protrainings.uk or visit www.protrainings.uk

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Radio Communications video online course live

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Radio Communications new online course added to our catalogue. The course covers the medical and non-medical sectors. Good radio communications are essential in many different industries, not just emergency medical services.  This course looks at radios and best practices to ensure that effective, clear and accurate messages are passed between people. This course is presented by members of the Ambulance Service with years of real experience in controlling day to day services and major incidents. Visit the site at www.radiocomm.co.uk or call us on 01206 805359 or email support@protrainings.uk