CPR helps saves another life.

There is nothing that fills us with pride more than knowing what we do has helped save someones life. From our experiences as medical professionals we recognise the pressure, stress that an individual will experience in these situations. We talk about this on our courses which in turn helps to raise peoples confidence when dealing with such emergencies. Below is a message we received via our website from a delegate who only 4weeks ago attended our Emergency First Aid course.                                                                                                                                                           (Names of person, casualty and client have been removed to maintain confidentiality)

Hi, just wanted to let you know after my first aid training with yourselves for ********* group, I had my first ever experience of doing cpr on a grown adult last night, as a man collapsed outside my house, he was completely unresponsive, no pulse, officially dead, I did my checks, and carried out compressions, while someone went to get my mouth guard from inside my house! The man in question, after compressions responded well, then went into cardiac arrest again, this happened 7 times, (he was even doing the tongue thing that my lovely trainer told me about!) can’t remember the instructors name! Anyway, ****** survived, had a lovely conversation with him afterwards! Still in shock that after the amount of times I lost him that he is now currently wondering around his ward in the hospital! Thank you so much for teaching me everything that was required to keep this lovely man alive!

Ps. Was the first time I’ve ever had to do compressions, and I felt completely confident doing them after your training! Did apologise to ******** for any pain he may get from his ribs! Still can’t believe I saved a mans life! Xx

After seeking permission to use this as a testimonial we received this response.

Thanks Neil,

Yes that’s fine to use it, just check it over for spelling mistakes!  Haha

I used the mouth shield you provided us with too, I don’t think I could have done it otherwise!

Again thank you so much for such a interesting training course, in my 20 years of working with children and doing these courses, this is the best one I’ve attended!!!

Thank you so much!

And pass on my thanks to Adrian!

We are so pleased that even though we  were not there, the training we provided helped someone in a time of need and saved another persons life.

Would you know what to do if you were faced with a similar situation?

CPR really works if more people learn the basics more stories like this will be common place.

Remember if we do nothing then the person has no chance, by doing something and CPR is a basic skill, we are raising their chance of survival.

We would like to wish the person who suffered the cardiac arrest a speedy recovery back to full fitness, and congratulations to the person who wrote the message on a job well done.

16th October is CPR day.

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Important up date on Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course

The new AoFAQ Emergency First Aid at Work qualification changes from a Level 2 to a Level 3

Form the 1st October the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification changes from a Level 2 to a Level 3. These changes more closely reflects the activities and responsibilities of the First Aider and falls in line with the First Aid at Work and Paediatrics First Aid qualifications.

  • DON’T PANIC: First Aiders currently holding a valid Level 2 EFAW qualification do not require requalification to the Level 3 EFAW until their existing qualification expires.

The main difference is that more emphasis is given to certain subject areas than before. The following highlights some of those areas.

  • Role and Responsibilities: may include reference to: preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; safe use of available equipment; assessing an incident; summoning assistance; prioritising treatment; dealing with post incident stress.
  • Others may include: Casualty receiving first aid; work colleagues; other people within the workplace environment.
  • Consent: Learners should be aware of the need for consent on a continual basis when providing first aid. Implied consent can be assumed when treating an unresponsive casualty.
  • When necessary: Learners should be able to evaluate a situation to determine when to summon further assistance and what type of assistance to request.
  • When to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation: must include agonal gasps and seizure- like episodes.
  • CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED instructions’.
  • Recovery Position: a position that maintains a stable open draining airway.
  • Administer first aid: Provide appropriate help to a casualty, manage the situation and seek 
appropriate assistance when necessary.
  • Seizure: relates to a generalised seizure. First aiders should be suspicious of cardiac arrest in any 
casualty presenting with seizure.
  • Shock: hypovolaemic shock (resulting from blood loss)

Level 2 Emergency First Aid course

 

Our next available course is to be held at Centurion House Leyland on Friday 15th September 2017.

The emergency first aid course is a 1 day course.

Follow the link to see Course content.

Individual price to attend is £52.50 per person. We do offer of discounts on group bookings for all courses we offer.

All prices quoted are fully inclusive.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak to one of our team.

 

 

Intermediate Life Support

We are very pleased to announce that we are now able to offer Intermediate Life Support courses.

This course is aimed at Medical staff, Doctors, Dentists, Dental Nurses, First Responders, Fire and Rescue to name a few.

ILS is a bespoke course that is certificated by the awarding body AoFA.

It teaches the importance of recognising and treating an unwell patient quickly to help prevent deterioration.

How to recognise a patient in cardiac arrest, perform CPR with AED and use of simple airway adjuncts.

You will be taught by medical professionals, who have Resuscitation Council (UK) instructor status.

We are able to deliver this course on site for you.

For more information call now and speak to one of our team.

 

Level 3 First Aid at Work (FAW)

We are holding a Level 3 First Aid at Work course starting on Monday 12th June.

This is a 3 day course and will run to Wednesday 14th June.

The venue is Centurion House, Leyland Business Park, Leyland.

The individual price to attend this course is £139.50, this is a fully inclusive price.

Our highly qualified and experienced instructors, who will ensure your learning experience is an enjoyable one.

For more information call and speak to one of our team.

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

We are holding a level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course on Wednesday 7th June in Chorley.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak to one of our team.

The emergency first aid course is a 1 day course.

Individual price to attend is £52.50 per person. We do offer of discounts on group bookings

All prices quoted are fully inclusive.

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

We are holding a Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course on Thursday 15th June 2017.

Venue is Halton Mill Halton Near Lancaster

Individual price for this course is £52.50 per person. This is a fully inclusive price.

We do offer discounts for group bookings. Please call and speak to one of our team for further details.

 

Medical Gases Course.

We are holding a Medical Gases course on  Saturday 29th April in Leyland Lancashire.

The course is 4 hours

The guidelines we follow when instructing how to administer oxygen in a medical emergency are stipulated by the British Thoracic Society.

Please follow the link to our page for more details or alternatively speak to one of our team.

Medical Gases

Emergency First Aid Course

We are holding a Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course on Friday 28th April 2017.

Venue has now been confirmed as Cotton Court, Church St, Preston PR1 3BY

Individual price for this course is £52.50 per person.

We do offer discounts for group bookings. Please call and speak to one of our team for further details.