CPD Certification

In the UK workforce alone, CPD is expected of most individual professionals in most sectors. It is generally governed by sector-specific professional bodies or regulators. Employers also increasingly expect their staff to undertake CPD, and may even measure them on it. Anyone who is a member of a professional body is likely to have CPD […]

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Keeping safe at an RTC

Keeping safe at an RTC

A road traffic collision is potentially a very dangerous scene. We have moving traffic, chemicals, fuels, passive bystanders, patients who are injured, upset and angry. All these things can present a danger to us. My advice is before you even get out of your car or approach the scene just take a second to think, […]

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Helping the paramedic

Helping the paramedic

People are people, and we have different personalities, different characters, and sometimes they clash and that makes our job quite difficult. Providing we are aware of that and we can use communication strategies to break down those barriers, then we will have a more successful relationship with our patients. A particularly annoying thing which is […]

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Can children learn First Aid?

If we consider what the aspects of first aid are, then it’s possible for any age of a child to do something, even if that is alerting the emergency services in the first place. Soon as they recognise that a parent or a sibling or anybody that they are with at the time has become […]

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AVPU scoring system

The method we use for assessing the level of a patient’s disability or mental capacity is a system called AVPU or A-V-P-U. It’s an acronym we use to basically be able to assess a patient’s mental capacity and how alert they are. We need to do this early day because the whole idea of the […]

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Recovery Position

It might be an office situation where someone’s unconscious and you first walk in. Maybe you’ve been called as a first aider, so you’ve already got your first aid kit or you may need to ask somebody to get that for you. As you approach the scene to start with, you’re going to want to […]

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