Launch of new revolutionary Equestrian First Aid Manual

Launch of Equestrian First Aid Manual has finally happened. First Aid Training Co-operative and Medi-K first Aid are proud to announce the launch of a digital Equestrian First Aid manual. This is a revolutionary and unique product developed specifically for the equestrian marketplace.   First Aid Training Co-operative has been producing digital first aid manuals…

Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors

Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors Your friend has taken a tumble and banged their head. Is it serious or not? How do we know? The simple answer is it is difficult to diagnose a serious head injury. In the outdoors a fall from a mountain bike, a crag, on the snow…

Free digital first aid manual for every course participant

Free digital first aid manual for every course participant Updated, March 2021. FREE digital first aid manual for every course participant. First Aid Training Co-operative first published our range of high quality digital first aid manuals in 2016 and these have now been updated and republished for 2021. Each of these manuals provides clear, simple,…

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Emergency First Aid at Work – What does a First Aider do?

Updated: February 2021 First Aid is the help given to someone who is injured or ill, to keep them safe until they can get more advanced medical treatment by seeing a doctor, health professional or go to hospital. The role of a first aider is to give someone practical and emotional help, while making sure…

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What Are The Responsibilities Of A First Aider?

Updated February, 2021 First aid is the immediate help given to someone who is ill or injured. A first aider gives this immediate help to the casualty, while making sure that the casualty and those around the casualty (including themselves) are safe. Sometimes an injury is minor and a workplace first aider can manage this…

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Top 10 things horse riders need to know about dealing with horse bites

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about dealing with horse bites Here is a quick list of 10 things that you may not know about horse bites. Some horses are inclined to nip or bite. This bad habit can be very dangerous, resulting in serious human injury. Biting may also be a sign…

How do I find a defibrillator? How do I register our defibrillator?

In the UK, there are 30000+ cardiac arrests outside hospitals each year, yet only 1 in 10 survive. Their chances of survival are greatly increased by bystanders doing CPR and using an AED or defibrillator. Due to campaigning by the British Heart Foundation and others, defibrillators are now commonly located in workplaces, schools, transport hubs,…

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Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Lyme disease

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Lyme disease Lyme disease was diagnosed as a separate condition for the first time in 1975 in Old Lyme, Connecticut Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium which is spread by ticks The most common sign of infection is an expanding red…

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Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Riding Hats

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Riding Hats Riding hats are designed to be as effective as possible at minimising any potential head injury, but as with all safety equipment, no riding hat can be guaranteed to protect every rider in every circumstance Never be tempted to buy a second-hand hat. It…

Is funding available for defibrillators?

Is funding available for defibrillators? When we run our first aid training courses we are often asked whether funding is available for defibrillators? On virtually every first aid course run by the Co-operative a core piece of content is Cardiac Arrest CPR and how to use an AED. The reason for this is the importance…

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