Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid training. All childcare providers should have some first aid knowledge about how to deal with child and infant medical emergencies such as choking or how to do CPR. These blogs cover Paediatric First Aid skills or issues associated with first aid for children.

First Aid Training Co-operative runs a range of different Paediatric First Aid courses for nurseries and childcare providers.

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…

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…

Asthma in Action

Updated May, 2021 Around 5.4 million people In the UK are currently diagnosed with asthma. About 8% of the population or one in every 12 adults and one in every 11 children. It is a chronic and potentially fatal disease. Around 1500 people die every year in the UK as a result of asthma. In…

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…

A Forest School leader with children in a woodland

5 Top Tips for Emergency Planning for Outdoor Learning

Whatever your background – teacher, PSA, Sessional worker or Forest School leader, everyone is bound by a professional duty of care to keep your participants safe and to be able to respond effectively in case of emergency. There are vast amounts of information on how to do this and many organisations will have a set…

5 ways to introduce First Aid concepts in early years

You are never too young to learn to save a life! Our recent Rescue Rangers series on our YouTube channel shows how easy it can be for youngsters to pick up these important skills. However,  we tend to only think about first aid in a care context such as providing treatment or completing risk assessments.…

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…

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