Defibrillators

UK HSE Update Part 1 – Inclusion of AED Training, Tourniquets & Haemostatic Dressings

UK HSE Update Part 1 – Inclusion of AED Training, Tourniquets & Haemostatic Dressings

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Awareness of defibrillators has increased dramatically over the last 5 years in the UK and it’s an intuitive recommendation by the HSE to include training on defibrillators into first aid at work courses.

How to perform CPR

How to perform CPR

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Online Training

 
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is the process we use to maintain the blood flow around the body and to keep the heart in a shockable rhythm ready for the arrival of a defibrillator. 
The ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths during CPR is 30:2. 
Safety First: are you doing enough to protect your employees?

Safety First: are you doing enough to protect your employees?

Date: Friday, 10 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Regulations set out by the Health and Safety (First Aid) legislation of 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment to ensure that employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured in the workplace.

It’s also important to introduce safety precautions and make sure that employees have access to equipment to provide unwell or injured members of staff with the treatment they need to make a speedy recovery.

But where do you start? Well, that’s where we come in! This handy flowchart will give you a quick oversight of everything you need to guarantee that your workplace meets all of the safety requirements and more. 

 

World Heart Rhythm Week

World Heart Rhythm Week

Date: Monday, 06 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

Heart rhythm problems affect more than two million people a year in the UK. Certain types of arrhythmia can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 100,000 people in the UK every year. 
Many of these deaths could be prevented if heart arrhythmias were diagnosed earlier - this is where World Heart Rhythm Week comes in. 
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