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News & Views
April 2012
Resuscitation & First Aid Training

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We're always on hand to advise your business on first aid and resuscitation topics. Find out more:

Pick of the blog

Tim's blog about how we should control bleeding reminded us of last month's great news that air ambulances are now carrying blood for the first time. In this blog Tim offers tips on the Dos and Don'ts when confronting a bleed.
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Resuscitation & First Aid Training

Pitch-side defibrillators save lives

In the news recently was Fabrice Muamba, the young footballer that suffered a heart-attack during a game at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

The fact that new regulations insist on clubs having an on-site defibrillators doubtlessly improved Fabrice's chance of surviving, and meant that he could have pitch-side treatment administered immediately after the attack.

The Resuscitation Council has research that says in the UK approximately 30,000 people sustain cardiac arrest outside hospital, and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS) each year. Download the Resuscitation Council's article on The Use of Automated External Defibrillators here.

If you have any experience or views on the use of defibrillators that you would like to share with our subscribers, please get in touch.

NEW: First Response First Aid section

We've asked if people would like a first aid section on our website and it's very clear that they do. Therefore, we have started building an A-Z series of articles which address common symptoms and fist aid treatments. We've kicked off with the As and Bs:
  • Amputation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Body Temperature
  • Burns
Over the coming months we will be adding to this section giving you a handy and comprehensive guide. Once complete, we will be offering our subscribers a download of all articles which will prove a useful addition to your own suite of training tools.

Course updates

Places for our 1-day courses in HSE EFAW Emergency First Aid at Work are available in May, June and July. Please visit the website or call 0117 949 0944 for full details and venues.

All our courses are an essential part of your compliance, and can be undertaken at your premises or one of ours. Who would benefit?:
  • Hospitals, doctors and dentist surgeries
  • Health and wellbeing practices
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Small businesses and enterprises
If you would like more information, or to check availability, please get in touch.

Feedback reminder

Evaluation surveyTo help us to continually improve our service, we always invite our course attendees to give us their feedback. Therefor, if you have attended one of our courses recently, please take two minutes to complete our online survey using the code you were given on the day:
If you need a reminder of your code, or the date you attended, please get in touch.

And finally...

Our inbox is ready and waiting to welcome guest bloggers. Our blog is proving popular, so if you would like to submit a first aid or resuscitation related article for consideration, please get in touch.

Best regards
Clive Haddrell CertEd-MIfL - Director
The First Response Team
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