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Anaphylactic reactions in children

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Anaphylactic reactions in children can be a frightening and potentially life-threatening experience for both the child and their loved ones. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen, such as peanuts or bee stings. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include swelling of the face and lips, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and a rapid drop in blood pressure. While anyone can experience anaphylaxis, it is more common in children and can be triggered by various allergens. Food allergies are the most common cause of anaphylaxis in children, with peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and milk being …

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What are the main types of bleeding?

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Bleeding is the loss of blood from the circulatory system. It can occur either externally, where blood escapes from the body, or internally, where blood is released from blood vessels inside the body. Bleeding can be a minor inconvenience or a life-threatening emergency, depending on the severity and location of the bleeding. There are several different types of bleeding, including: Arterial bleeding: This type of bleeding is usually bright red and spurts out of the wound in rhythm with the heartbeat. It is caused by a breach in an artery, which is a blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood away …

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Greenstick fractures

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A green stick fracture is a type of bone fracture that occurs when a bone, usually in a child, is bent and cracks on one side but does not break all the way through. This type of fracture is common in children because their bones are still soft and pliable, making them more susceptible to bending rather than breaking. The most common cause of a green stick fracture is a fall or a blow to the bone. It can also occur during sports or other physical activities. Symptoms of a green stick fracture may include pain, swelling, and bruising at …

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Dangers of the winter months and ensuring winter safety

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As winter approaches and temperatures begin to drop, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that cold weather can pose. While huddling up and enjoying hot cocoa by the fireplace can be cosy and enjoyable, extreme cold can be deadly. One of the biggest dangers of cold weather is hypothermia, which occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius. Symptoms of hypothermia include shivering, slurred speech, clumsiness, and confusion. In severe cases, hypothermia can lead to coma and even death. Another danger of cold weather is frostbite, which occurs when the body’s extremities, such as the …

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How blood clots in a cut?

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Blood clots are an important part of the body’s natural response to injury. When a person suffers a cut, the body immediately begins the process of forming a blood clot to help stop the bleeding and protect the body from infection. When a person suffers a cut, the first thing that happens is that the blood vessels at the site of the injury constrict. This helps to slow the flow of blood and prevent excessive bleeding. At the same time, the body begins to release certain chemicals that help to promote the formation of a blood clot. One of these …

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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.