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New European Resus 2010 Guidelines

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On Monday 18th October the rules that govern Resuscitation changed.  We are currently updating our videos and they will be live shortly. The changes are as follows: Adult basic life support The following changes in the basic life support (BLS) guidelines have been made to reflect the importance placed on chest compression, particularly good quality compressions, and to attempt to reduce the number and duration of pauses during chest compression: When obtaining help, ask for an automated external defibrillator (AED), if one is available. Compress the chest to a depth of 5-6 cm and at a rate of 100-120 min. Do …

CPD Certificates now available on all our online courses

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We have added a feature allowing you to print off a unique CPD certificate to allow you to prove the online course  you have done and the recommended time credit for the course. We will be adding this to our 100% classroom courses soon. Available on the following sites: Online First Aid, Online Manual Handling and Online Blood Bourne Pathogens.

Threat of Choking in Children from Hotdogs

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Most of us who have contact with young children are aware of the choking hazards any household will contain. Nuts, small toys, coins, and sweets are the usual suspects. Choking is the third most common cause of death in children in the U.K.. In 2008 16 children under 15 years old died as a result of choking most of them under 5. In America one child dies a week and reconstituted hotdogs were found to be a major offender, as well as other foods, coins and toys. The shape and texture of a hotdog create a complete blockage when lodged …

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Need to find a classroom first aid course near you? New course finder going live.

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We are launching a new course and instructor finder at www.blendedcpr.eu where you can find local instructors and courses in your area.   We are adding more of our national instructors to the system and we will post an update shortly when complete. You will see all the new classroom courses that our approved instructors can offer. All ProTrainings courses are taught by approved instructors and you will always receive a wall certificate and wallet card with a unique student number that you can check on www.blendedcpr.eu or any of our online First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens and Manual Handling video …

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Manual Handling Video Based Online Training Now Live

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We now have the next online course live in manual handling at www.promanualhandling.co.uk Our Manual Handling training is designed around the HSE manual handling regulations 1992. On completion of this video based training you will be able to print off your colour wall certificate. It is important for all businesses to comply with manual handling regulations to keep their staff safe and avoid possible fines. Completing this training in your own time and pace and having access to the site for 8 months will ensure you complete understanding.  Remember we also have a national network of approved instructors if you need …

Pro Blood Bourne Pathogens Video E-Leaning Course Now Live

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The next of our European courses just went live at www.probloodbourne.co.uk.  This course covers the European and UK guidelines and is a good course for everyone to be aware with particularly people in the following sectors: Custodial services (prisons/detention centre’s/homes) Education Embalming and crematorium work Emergency services (ambulance/fire/police/rescue) First aid Hairdressing and beauticians’ work Health care (hospitals, clinics, dental surgeries, pathology departments, community nursing, acupuncture, chiropody, associated cleaning services) Laboratory work (forensic, research etc) Local authority services (street cleaning/park maintenance/refuse disposal/ public lavatory maintenance) Medical/dental equipment repair Military Mortuary work Needle exchange services Plumbing Sewage processing Social services Tattooing, ear …

Review on dealing with an Adult who is Choking

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Death is not common with choking but it does happen.  Carrying out these procedures is very effective in clearing a total obstruction from the airway.  You must first find out if the patient is breathing by asking them “are you choking?”  If the patient can answer of they are coughing then allow them to try to clear the airway themselves. If the patient cannot talk or cough then you will need to start with 5 back blows between the shoulder blades and the 5 abdominal thrusts using the thumb side of your fist just above the belly button.  After every …

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HSE Approved Courses also available from our national network of ProTrainings Instructors

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We are able to offer the full range of HSE approved courses via our national network of instructors.  We can offer the 3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) and it’s 2 day requalification FAW as well as the one day EFAW HSE approved. These courses are valid for 3 years and are not available online.  The HSE recommend that all first aiders take an annual refresher and this can be the www.profaw.co.uk course online. To register or find a local instructor near to you email keith@protrainings.uk More details to follow soon of these and our other classroom courses.

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Keep safe when you approach an accident scene, don’t become another patient

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When you approach any first aid scene you should always use the approach of STOP, THINK, and then ACT One of the Fears of first aid, is the fear of getting hurt or simply being afraid. This can be addressed by remembering three simple steps STOP, THINK and ACT. STOP – When you arrive at an emergency scene just stop for a second, assess the scene, think about what has caused the problem, are you able to approach safely? Look out for Electrical dangers, Fire, Traffic, Unknown hazards like gas. THINK – Think about how are you going to approach, …

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Blood Bourne Pathogens and how they effect the First Aider

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Blood Bourne Pathogens are microorganisms (such as viruses) that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Bodily fluids, especially those visibly contaminated with blood, have the potential to transmit disease Cerebrospinal fluid (Brain) and Synovial fluid (Joints) Pleural fluid (Lungs) and Amniotic fluid (Uterus) Pericardial fluid (Heart) and Peritoneal fluid (Abdomen) Semen and vaginal secretions Blood and any body fluid contaminated with blood Body fluids that cannot be recognised How Blood Bourne Pathogens Are Spread Sexual …