Can we recommend medications on a first aid course?

Can we recommend medications on a first aid course? Medications, why we can’t recommend them to you We often get asked on our first aid courses about whether some medications are worth having in a first aid kit, and “could I use product X on injury Y”? My stock response is always to say that…

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999 or 112 Which number is best?

999 or 112 Which number is best? In the UK there are two emergency numbers. 999 and 112, which is best? • 112 calls do not have priority over 999 calls. Continue using 999 and you will have no issue. • Remember to raise mountain rescue, you must first ask for police. • 999 service…

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Burns and Bonfires

Burns and Bonfires – Now that the clocks have gone back and the Bonfire Night is upon us, we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind you of how to treat minor burns, should your Fireworks display not go quite according to plan. First and foremost, lets remember that the best form of…

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2015 Resuscitation Council Guidelines Published

2015 Resuscitation Council Guidelines Published The 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines were released yesterday, October 15th 2015.  In the first aid industry these are always long awaited as they directly influence our training and practice for resuscitation techniques. It’s a big day in the calendar for us every 5 years. Candidates are always worried…

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Join the first aid training co-operative

Join the first aid training co-operative I was asked by Heather at MyFirstAidCourses.co.uk to write a blog post introducing ourselves and the First Aid Training Co-operative on their site, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do that, and give regular readers an update on where we are at in the development of…

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Accredited to run SYFA Sports First Aid courses

Proud to announce accreditation to run SYFA Sports First Aid courses First Aid Training Co-operative is proud to announce the renewal of its accreditation to run the prestigious Scottish Youth Football Association Sports First Aid courses. These courses have been run through our founder member Outdoor First Aid Limited previously. The SYFA Sports First Aid…

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Time To Adapt Your First Aid Kit For Cold Weather

Time To Adapt Your First Aid Kit For Cold Weather So the nights are ‘fair drawing in’, and aside from some spectacular sunsets this week, the passing of the autumnal equinox means that winter is well on the way. Here is Scotland, we’re really starting to notice the lack of evening daylight, and the first…

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Organ Donor Registration

Organ Donor Registration It was National Transplant Week last week (7-13 September 2015) which is a fantastic way to promote the idea that saving lives isn’t something that you necessarily have to be alive yourself to do. The campaign has had two parts to it, one is to encourage people to sign up to being…

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Why carry two Adrenalin Auto-injectors?

Why carry two Adrenalin Auto-injectors? People who have been prescribed an adrenaline auto-injector because of the risk of anaphylaxis should carry two with them at all times for emergency, on-the-spot use. 35% of patients may require more than one adrenaline dose and as many as 20% of patients will go on to develop a second…

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Heat Exhaustion, A Personal Experience

Like so many incidents, especially in the outdoors, my recent bout of heat exhaustion can be traced back to a number of factors, all small variables on their own, but when combined, tried their best to ruin my day! On our family holiday this year to the Italian Alps I was lucky enough to be…

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