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News & Views
May 2012
Resuscitation & First Aid Training

Online A-Z of First Aid

We're continuing to build our free directory of signs, symptoms and treatments. We're up to F:

Listening to customers:

We really value customer feedback and ask for it when ever we can. In this month's pick of the blog Sadie Watts explains why we all benefit from feedback.
  • It gives us ideas
  • It highlights problems
  • It measures performance
Sadie Watts - First Response First AId Traininer
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Resuscitation & First Aid Training

Recognising a cardiac arrest

It's not easy to recognise a cardiac arrest. If you don't act quickly and start CPR, the casualty's chance of recovery can be reduced.

As part of the fantastic and ongoing research undertaken by The Resuscitation Council, they have produced a short animation which helps bring to live what an arrest could actually look like, and how to act:
You can find more research findings from the council on their website. If you would like a bespoke session addressing the issues around cardiac arrest please get in touch.

The rising cost of diabetes

According to the Daily Mail the NHS choices website has reported 'Diabetes could bankrupt the NHS'. According to their research source - £17 billion a year by 2035. It's a growing problem, and how to recognise and treat someone having a hypo due to diabetes was tackled in a recent blog by Tim Hart 'Would you know if someone was suffering from hypoglaemia or just drunk?'.

Having some basic first aid knowledge around diabetes signs, symptoms and treatments could improve someone's recovery from a hypo.

NEWS FLASH: Development Consultant joins our team

We are pleased to welcome Andy Bleasdale as an Education Development Consultant. She's looking forward to working with all the tutors and assessors. Read more about our team>>

Making a difference together

The British Heart Foundation talks about having your say about the new Government strategy for cardiovascular disease in England. The strategy was announced in 2011, but there is still something you can do to help:
We wholly support the British Heart Foundation and their cause and encourage you to support them in any way you can.

And finally...

As the Olympics approach, we are seeing many more sports fans training hard, working out and pounding the streets - don't over do it and look after yourself. Enjoy your sport.

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