RECOGNISING RESPONSIBILITY - PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID BECOMES LEVEL 3
Did you know that following a national review, both the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid and the Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid will be replaced with Level 3 qualifications on 1st September 2014? This decision has been made to reflect the high level of responsibility required for such a role and also brings the qualifications in line with the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.
Please also be assured that the new qualifications will be fully in line with the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework.
Anaphylaxis training for the staff on Riverbank Ward (BGH), super feedback. See you on the 28th.
Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS Requalification course, great clinical skill mix, course enjoyed by all.
If you are thinking of attending a Resuscitation Council (UK) training course, contact your local hospital, except nothing less.
Advanced Airway Training- this short course will re-fresh the skills needed in to maintain an Airway in a collapsed patient. The training course will improve the skills,confidence & knowledge of those who can access the emergency equipment in a Dental or GP Practice. Why not combine this course with Oxygen therapy or Basic Life Support.
Busy, Busy month ahead-
First Aid at Work (FAW) 3 day course taking place for a local business next week, followed by a first aid annual refresher. Resuscitation Council (UK) Courses start again in February, training in Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis for GP & Dental practices & Fire Safety Awareness training take place in Bedfordshire. If your work place requires staff training in first aid, mandatory or medical training contact us. We can bespoke training to meet your industry requirements. Require a life saving defibrillator (AED)? AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR FOR ZOLL & PHYSIO-CONTROL PRODUCTS.
Delighted to announce Keech Hospice Care continue to choose First Aid Interventions as their preferred training provider. More new GP practices in Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire have booked their training for 2014 with us. Today we are supplying a new Defibrillator (AED) to health care professionals in Bedford. Tomorrow a Resuscitation Council (UK) iLS Training Course, takes place at Bedford General Hospital. Contact us for quality first aid, mandatory & medical training. Require an AED?
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Nearly two years after Professor Loftstedt’s report was first published, The HSE approval system for first aid training providers has now come to an end.
As you will be aware, the HSE first aid training provider approval system will end at midnight on 30th September 2013. As such, from this date Qualsafe Awards will no longer offer this method of certification.
Qualsafe Awards is committed to quality, we have also taken this opportunity to fully review our provision of unregulated qualifications and have now introduced regulated qualifications to replace the majority of these. First Aid Interventions are a Qualsafe Awards Centre, any business or individual can be assured that choosing an accredited centre such as First Aid Interventions, will meet all the needs of their first aid training requirements.
An interaction, which is not yet in the BNF, has been described between fluconazole and the commonly-used SSRI antidepressant citalopram. Fluconazole should not be prescribed to a patient taking citalopram because of the risk of developing "serotonin syndrome". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18585543
Diclofenac cardiovascular contra-indications. Following a review of the safety of NSAIDs, the cardiovascular risk with diclofenac has been found to be similar to that of the selective COX-2 inhibitors. Consistent with COX-2 inhibitors, diclofenac is now contra-indicated in those with ischaemic heart disease, cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, and mild to severe heart failure. For more information see Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
If your Hospital training or Resuscitation Team require help with ILS training and need additional instructors, please contact us. We are willing to travel and can assist at very short notice.
A new alert has just been posted: NICE update on the feverish child----NICE has updated its 2009 guideline on assessing the risk of serious illness in feverish children under 5, and has emphasised the importance of tachycardia as a diagnostic sign. Full information, and links to case studies, can be found at http://www.nice.org.uk