Medi-K Training joins the First Aid Training Co-operative

First Aid Training Co-operative (FATC) would like to announce an exciting new relationship with the Medi-K First Aid Training. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Medi-K Training is joining forces with the First Aid Training Co-operative and we are looking forward to supporting the growth of first aid training in the…

Which gloves should I use in first aid?

Last Updated: 07/07/20 Keeping yourself protected is the priority of any first aider. After assessing for danger, the first thing a first aider should do when approaching a casualty is to put on their impermeable gloves. This is because of the key dangers to a first aider is bodily fluids. Blood, vomit, urine, and faeces…

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Soap vs. Hand Sanitiser: Which is most effective against COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all of how essential basic hygiene is in stopping the spread of disease. In this blog, we’ll explain why humble soap is so effective and which type of sanitiser you should be using to stay safe. Is soap effective against COVID-19?  Before we can answer this question, you need…

Advice on Adder Bites

Last updated: 30/06/20 Advice on Adder Bites In this article we’ll discuss bites from Adders – the UK’s only venomous snake, and something you may well see if out walking, if you are lucky! They usually like to bask in the sun on rocks, and will be more surprised to see you than you are…

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Donning and Doffing PPE Safely in First Aid Incidents

Healthcare staff take a great deal of care with the safe donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) PPE. You can see a video from Public Health England for healthcare workers below: However, these guidelines are difficult for a first aid worker to follow, as they may not have the same equipment as health care workers.…

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This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud

This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud We’ll you know about a little known way to let the emergency services know you are in trouble, but you cannot say anything. Knowing this simple tip…

Lessons from Life in Coronavirus Lockdown in Italy

Living in the Aosta Valley, the smallest and northwesternmost region of Italy, surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Alps, always feels like a privileged situation to be in. But as the Coronavirus took hold in the north of the country through the later part of February and into the start of March,…

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