Use of Medication – EpiPens

Use of Medication – EpiPens EpiPens. The law gives a very clear and simple answer to this question: Why can administer and EpiPen? ANYONE CAN. In 2012 the Medicines Act was broadened to state that any lay person can administer adrenalin for the purpose of saving a life. Before 2012 the law stated that the lay…

Medical Emergency in a Remote Environment

Medical Emergency in a Remote Environment – The Kelly McGarry story Following the good news story in last week’s blog, where a student of the First Aid Training Co-operative was able to use a defibrillator on a casualty successfully. This week, the sad news of professional mountain biker, Kelly McGarry ’s untimely death in New…

Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life

Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life in Poolewe Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life. First Aiders trained by First Aid Training Co-operative and Heartstart Aultbea, along with an off duty paramedic successfully resuscitated a casualty on the 13th of January 2016 at Poolewe Village Hall. The first aiders, all members of…

Electric Shock – do you know what to do?

Electric Shock – do you know what to do? Electric shock A flow of electricity between two parts of the human body can cause a current to flow that can block the electrical signals between the brain and the muscles. This may have a number of effects including: Stopping the heart beating properly Preventing the…

Dealing with Adult Choking

Dealing with Adult Choking Mild choking: encourage them to cough If the airway is only partly blocked, the person will usually be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe. They will usually be able to clear the blockage themselves. To help with mild choking in an adult or child over one year old:Watch movie online…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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