AED units are becoming widely available but why do we have them? Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of premature death in the UK, but with immediate treatment, many lives can be saved. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs because the electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). The quicker VF can be treated by defibrillation with an AED unit, the greater the chance of successful resuscitation. Continue Reading →
Student First Aid is a free program from ProTrainings Europe and is available to any child, school or club. Teenagers are some of the best rescuers because of their willingness to help and their general sense of fearlessness. Wouldn’t it be logical if, in addition to learning grammar, science and maths, every student across the UK also learnt basic CPR and first aid skills? Well, that’s exactly what the free student first aid e-learning programme from ProTrainings aims to do! Continue Reading →
The first aid show, from ProTrainings Europe, an online TV series which looks at all things first aid, medical and safety. In the First Aid Show we speak to medical professionals, re-living real life scenarios and offering practical advice on the prevention of accidents, treatment of injuries and how you and those around you can keep safe. The First Aid Show is in an easy to view format and because everything is visual you don’t even have to read it. We cover many different subjects and it’s ideal for anyone who wants to learn a little more about helping others and medical issues.
Group of teenagers with a CPR training dummy, about to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Student First Aid is designed to teach first aid to secondary school students throughout the UK while overcoming the time and cost obstacles with which schools are often faced.
This is done by replacing the conventional classroom-based first aid course with a video-based e-learning course. This makes the programme free to the school and more flexible to implement. Students can learn first aid from home or from a computer lab, allowing them to learn at their own pace and also teaching them valuable computer skills. Continue Reading →
Our USA side have an excellent story on how training pays off in saving a life. As a nurse, Nancy has been trained in CPR many times throughout her career. It was the day after her most recent re-certification that she was called upon to put her skills into use. And it hit close to home. Continue Reading →
ProTrainings have been promoting and providing free first aid for school children with our online video based first aid course, our goal is for all school children to learn how to save lives. We have entered our student first aid programme in the “Virgin Pitch to Rich” competition to try to win a marketing budget that could help us to promote this and other courses nationally.
Zach Selby collapsed during a camping trip in Lincolnshire and his girlfriend Chloe Tones, 16, gave him CPR for 40 minutes before an ambulance arrived. Mr Selby, from Grantham, said he had been suffering with chest pains shortly before collapsing. Miss Tones said paramedics had praised her for saving her boyfriend’s life. Mr Selby said after drinking with friends at the campsite last weekend he had “an unbearable pain” in his chest and decided to go for a walk. Continue Reading →
After almost 4 years of campaigning by Asthma UK, the law is changing to keep children with asthma safe at school. From 1 October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school. Previous legislation meant it was illegal for schools to have a spare emergency inhaler, even though exemptions existed for organisations like the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the armed forces. This is great news, but we want to do more. Shockingly, the National Review of Asthma Deaths found that children who died from asthma were more likely to have received poor care than adults. This absolutely has to change.
It seems like this sort of thing happens more and more. The last time that something like this happened, that we reported, was with Spongebob Squarepants. This time, it was Sesame Street, an educational show that’s been running now for 44 years.
William Ruhno and Derek Almeida were on the playground during recess Wednesday when Derek started choking. “He was eating the pretzel and he swallowed it, and then all of a sudden he was just coughing and coughing,” says William. “He was trying to get it out, so I knew.” Seven-year-old William learned how to do Abdominal Thrusts from watching Sesame Street. “I put my arms around him and I did a fist with my hand over it and I just.” The second time he tried, it worked, and the pretzel that his friend was choking on popped out. Continue Reading →
NHS 111 is the new three-digit telephone service that’s being introduced to improve access to NHS urgent care services. Patients can use this number when they need medical help or advice and it’s not urgent enough to call 999. NHS 111 operates 24/7, 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.
When to use it
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Call 111 if: Continue Reading →
We have launched the First Aid Show now at www.firstaidshow.com. We will be adding many new videos and stories to support all our sites including the free student first aid programme. If you have any first aid stories or questions email them to email@example.com and we will add the, to the show.
We have made some changes to improve our student first aid website. The site is easier to navigate with clearer information to make it easier for teachers, parents and students to find out what they need. We are expanding our student program as it is important to teach all children basic first aid skills for free. If you would like more information please contact us on 01206 805359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are launching a new online TV channel soon called “The First Aid Show. If you have any questions or stories that you think we can cover please email us. The show will look at news, first aid, medical and safety to complement our online and classroom training courses. The main site will go live soon but you can follow us on facebook and youtube
Having practiced CPR and attending many first aid courses that my dad has run I was amazed that when I needed to perform CPR for real how my reflexes took over and I automatically got on with the job in hand.
I was at college when the caretaker collapsed. People stood around looking but not doing anything. When I approached the man a member of staff was shaking him trying to get him to respond. I immediately tilted the casualties head to open his airway, I then listened for breathing whilst counting to 10. This seemed an eternity but I was sure that the man was not breathing. I asked the member of staff to call for an ambulance and say that this was a cardiac arrest.
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