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Great news! ProTrainings has achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ Endorsement. This new, enhanced level of endorsement, recognises our credibility and training quality. We were already a recognised Skills for Care provider, endorsed for delivering training through e-learning, classroom and blended formats. So this is a great addition!   What does the ‘Centre of Excellence’ endorsement mean? The Centre of Excellence status means that we have ‘been able to consistently demonstrate an exemplary commitment to meeting the needs of learners in the adult social care sector.’ It also demonstrates that we’re compliant with the social model of care ...

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We have the pleasure of working with a network of over 1,000 qualified instructors across the UK. One of these is Stephanie, a first aid trainer working for ATH Training Group Ltd. As part of a series of blog posts, we’re sharing instructors’ stories, starting with this one! Stephanie’s Story Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a First Aid Trainer at ATH Training Group Ltd. I stepped into this new career path in April 2018 and have never looked back. So what does ‘trainer’ mean? Trainer means I am able to teach the most rewarding courses including Emergency ...

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Every year, The Heath and Safety Executive releases its annual report, containing a summary of the year’s statistics. The source of all the information you’re about to read is the HSE’s website (www.hse.gov.uk) Key figures for Great Britain (2017/18) 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016) 144 workers killed at work 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill ...

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A safety warning has been issued by The Health Products Regulatory Authority (Ireland) and Philips has had to recall over half a million AEDs over a possible fault. Defibrillator such as the HeartStart FRx and HeartStart HS1, manufactured by Philips Medical Systems, are on a list of affected devices. Manufactured dates span from 2002 – 2013. The company identified an issue with the way these models warned users about the results of their ‘self-tests’ – or in this case, didn’t – using a chirp sound. So far, 13 incidents have been identified where the noise did not sound when it ...

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Every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with no warning. More worryingly, only 5-10% of them survive it. SCA is when the heart enters a distorted rhythm. It usually results from a disturbance in your heart, and stops blood flowing properly around the body. Symptoms of SCA include: Sudden collapse No pulse No breathing Loss of consciousness By using a defibrillator on somebody experiencing SCA, you can increase the chance of their survival from 6% to 74%! So let’s talk about defibs. WHAT IS A DEFIBRILLATOR? A defibrillator is a device that gives ...

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The phrase ‘fake news’ is thrown around a lot lately. We know that so-called ‘fake news’ is annoying and misleading, but it’s apparent that the story we’re about to cover may end up costing lives! Make no mistake – the following story is FAKE NEWS. Cough CPR – ‘When experiencing a heart attack, coughing forcefully every few seconds in a rhythm will help me make my way to help” A potentially-deadly rumour, circulating for over 20 years and now picking up pace on social media. Those sharing this post probably think they’re doing their friends and family members a favour; ...

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Anaphylaxis is as serious as it gets with allergies. We answer some of the questions often asked about this potentially fatal condition. What is it? Anaphylaxis (Pronounced an-a-fi-LAK-sis) is a serious allergic response that often involves swelling, hives, lowered blood pressure and in severe cases, shock. If anaphylactic shock isn’t treated immediately, it can be fatal. Symptoms usually start within 5 to 30 minutes of coming into contact with the concerned allergen/s. The most common and noticeable effect of anaphylaxis is a swollen throat and shortness of breath, leading to trouble swallowing and wheezing. These are often accompanied by a ...

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On October 16th, it’s World Restart-A-Heart Day. To celebrate, we have an incredible defibrillator offer lasting until the end of October 2018. Here’s what you need to know: With every HeartSine defibrillator, we’ll be upgrading your package for free! *  Purchase a HeartSine Bronze Package, get an upgrade to the Silver Package *  Purchase a HeartSine Silver Package, get an upgrade to the Gold Package For information and to download our HeartSine offer leaflet click: AED To view our range of HeartSine defibrillators, click here: AED Units or phone 01206 805380. World Restart-A-Heart day is designed to raise awareness of Cardiac ...

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A life-saving device which helps to counter anaphylaxis is running out of stock in the UK.  Owners are being told not to throw out their out-of-date devices because they may not be able to get their hands on new ones… Allergy-sufferers are now being told that they can use their EpiPens® even after they’ve expired, for up to 4 months! The injection has a 12-month use-by date, but this change could see the life of devices being extended to 16 months until stocks arrive at UK shores. The government is apparently working to solve the supply issue with the manufacturer ...

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After receiving its own defibrillators (AED), Dudley-based shopping centre intu Merry Hill has announced it is embarking on a mission to help save lives in its local area. The team has committed to training over 2,500 residents on how to use defibs by the end of this year! In partnership with a local charity, staff members have received training to become defibrillator instructors, and are now going out into the area to teach this life-saving skill to others. As part of its community training program, over 300 pupils at Redhill School were taught how to use the one, and the ...

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