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ProTrainings free Coronavirus awareness course is reaching new milestones

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ProTrainings recently launched a Coronavirus COVID 19 awareness course, with the aim of saving lives by teaching the public how to take precautions against Coronavirus COVID 19. The course is free to take, the only charge being if you would like a certificate of completion. This, however, is not required. More than 10,000 of you have now completed this course, with the numbers constantly increasing. *In stock now* – PPE available – includes masks, gloves, wipes and sanitiser at first-aid-online.co.uk Coronavirus Course Contents: Introduction to Coronavirus and COVID-19 A Developing Situation How did Coronavirus start? Signs and symptoms of COVID 19 …

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PPE VAT currently zero rated – Medical and FFP2 masks now in stock

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VAT has been removed from PPE items like gloves, aprons, gowns, face shields and masks.  We have removed it from the items we have in stock like FFP2 type masks, medical masks and gloves.  You still pay VAT on products like alcohol hand gel but we have 100 ml and 500 ml bottles in stock for immediate dispatch at a lower price. Current PPE and other stocks: Click here for more details Medical face masks – Zero %  VAT N95 FFP2 masks – Zero %  VAT Limited stock of vinyl gloves – Zero %  VAT Limited stock of Nitrile gloves …

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Training goes virtual with our new virtual training lessons to beat Coronavirus restrictions

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  With classroom training not possible with the Coronavirus pandemic at the moment, ProTrainings have launched virtual training through our unique training platform.  The same instructor as a traditional course, same qualification, same course content but delivered through our virtual training dashboard. Complete the qualification from the comfort of your home or office. Not only can you interact with the class and ask questions to your instructor through our Zoom video meeting link but you still get all the usual benefits of our traditional class like free access to videos and documents to support the training. We have made testing …

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Alcohol hand gel back in stock on the ProTrainings online store

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We now have large stocks of 100 ml bottles of 70% alcohol hand gel in the ProTrainings store. 100 ml bottle of hand gel in easy to use flip cap bottle 70% Alcohol Pocket size pack Ideal to protect yourself anywhere Kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and viruses This 100 ml bottle is an easy to use gel that is easily and effectively rubbed into your hands. It is important when using any hand gel to make sure that you cover your whole hand and use the correct technique which is the same as for handwashing with water.  Make sure …

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NEW Advanced Life Support Online Training

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ProTrainings has launched a brand new Advanced Life Support (ALS) course, which is our highest level of life support and CPR. We do not currently offer this as a blended or classroom course but it can usually be used as prior knowledge to cut down classroom time with other organisations.  This course is also ideal for refreshing your skills at any time. The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that “The outcomes for candidates attending an e-ALS course are the same as those attending a conventional 2-day ALS course.” This ProTrainings ALS course is ideal for any medical professional or non-professional first …

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Fully Funded Training in Care now available from ProTrainings from Skills for Care

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The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. Skills for Care have identified training that remains a priority during this period to ensure there is a skilled and competent workforce. ProTrainings have been awarded funding to supply certain training to care staff fully funded. The funding is for volunteers, new entrants to care and refresher training for existing care workers.  There are limitations but this is welcome assistance to individuals and companies.  The courses are all taught virtually by virtual video lessons with a real instructor or video online training interactive courses. This …

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Using gloves to prevent Coronavirus

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Using gloves to prevent Coronavirus will help but you need to use them correctly. There are lots of different types of gloves but they are quite straightforward to use. Most gloves made of nitrile or vinyl. When putting gloves on, make sure that you have nothing sharp on your hands such as rings or bracelets, as these can break the glove material. Also, check the gloves before putting them on to make sure that there are no holes in them. You can do this by blowing into one and pushing the air in, to see if any air escapes. Should …

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Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings

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CPR recommendations with COVID 19 have changed. The following is direct from the UK Resus website for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting.  The link is www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community Whenever CPR is carried out, particularly on an unknown victim, there is some risk of cross-infection, associated particularly with giving rescue breaths. Normally, this risk is very small and is set against the inevitability that a person in cardiac arrest will die if no assistance is given. The first things to do are shout for help and dial 999.   First responders should consult the latest advice on the NHS …

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Fully funded training for anyone volunteering, working in or thinking of working in care

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Funded training is now available through ProTrainigns for a short while which is 100% fully funded by Skills for Care. This training has been provided to quickly train or requalify volunteers or care workers to ensure that they can become trained by virtual lessons or video online training. This funding is for a limited time so if you know anyone who could benefit please get in touch and we can send you details. The impact of COVID-19 has created an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce. Skills for Care have identified training that remains a priority during this …

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NEW Diabetes Awareness Online Training

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ProTrainings EU has launched a brand new Diabetes awareness course that learners can complete entirely online. The e-learning module-based course covers what diabetes is, the different types and how they are treated. Diabetes Worldwide, around 400 million people have diabetes. An organisation dedicated to the condition, Diabetes UK, has estimated that by 2025 more than 5 million people could have diabetes in the UK alone. A more scary fact is that 1 million are currently living with the condition undiagnosed. Somebody is diagnosed with it every two minutes in the UK and it accounts for in excess of 500 ‘premature’ …

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How to avoid catching Coronavirus COVID 19

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The novel Coronavirus COVID 19 is rapidly spreading around the world and the number of infected countries continues to rise. A lot is still to be learnt about this novel coronavirus, COVID 19; the basic symptoms are known and The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently states that the incubation period is up to 14 days but could be longer. Typically, symptoms show in around 5 days. Based on current figures, around 80% of people develop mild symptoms, 15% develop severe symptoms and 5% become critically ill. The death rate stated by the World Health Organisation appears to be between 1-2% …

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FFP face masks and COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Before you panic-buy masks like there’s literally no tomorrow, you need to read this article. There are lots of myths about wearing of medical masks and FFP face masks and protecting yourself from COVID-19. You should always follow the latest guidance – this currently says that if you have symptoms of coronavirus or suspect you could have the virus, you can wear a mask (in the correct way) to limit the spread of your germs. There is no evidence to suggest that wearing a mask when you have no symptoms will protect you. The exception to this is if you …