Equestrian First Aid

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7 top tips for retaining your First Aid knowledge

Most first aid certificates last for 3 years, some for just one year. In between, your knowledge and possible ability to respond, naturally fades. If we deal with very few incidents in the workplace, this lack of practice in skills is compounded and can lead to a poor response to an incident. There is no…

Sepsis – What You Need To Know

Updated July 2021 What is Sepsis? Sepsis is life threatening and can be hard to spot. It is a form of blood poisoning that is caused by the immune system over-reacting to an infection or injury. The reasons for this occurring are still not fully understood. Normally the immune system should fight an infection. But…

Top 8 things horse riders need to know about first aid in the sun

For the hot and sunny days we enjoy with our horses, there are important things we need to know about first aid in the sun. Equestrians expose themselves to the elements day in and day out, blistering heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter. But how often do you stop and think…

4 Steps to Treat Sunburn

4 Steps To Treat Sunburn

When it comes to sunburn we know that prevention is better than a cure and that we should avoid becoming sunburnt in the first place, but accidents happen, and sometimes we do end up sporting the lobster look.  It can be tricky to identify whether you or someone with you is becoming burnt, especially in bright…

BS8599-1 Large Workplace Kit

What should I put in my First Aid Kit?

Updated May, 2021 A common session in all of our First Aid courses is “What should I put in my first Aid Kit?” Although there are various list of suggested contents, students are always interested in our opinion as trainers too. Ultimately, the straight answer is “include whatever you think you might need”. But how…

A tick perched on top of a blade of grass

Tick removal and understanding Lyme Disease

Updated May, 2021 Why should we be concerned about ticks? Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. They may carry a range of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoans etc) that are then transmitted to the host when they bite. It is important to remove an attached tick as…

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…

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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