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Should First Aid be Taught in Schools?

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Here at FM Training we believe that first aid training should be added into the school curriculum so that more people are able to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Some schools have been able to add this into their teaching but with the curriculum already very full and budgets limited it is often…

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First Aid Training for School Pupils

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First Aid Training for School Pupils near High Wycombe We recently delivered a First Aid Course for a group of 12 – 15 year old pupils at a local school in Marlow. These courses are designed to teach young people basic life saving first aid skills in a fun and informative approach in order to…

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Mum Uses First Aid to Save Another Person’s Baby

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We recently came across this article and thought you should see it: http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-super-mum-uses-first-aid-to-save-another-person-s-baby-1-5194538  Choking is extremely common and very frightening especially when it involves babies and young children. This can be either from food or small objects that they sometimes pick up and put in their mouths. However, knowing what do in an emergency situation could…

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Vaper Danger - First aid courses in High Wycombe

Vaper Danger and Heart Attacks – Are You Prepared?

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We thought this was an interesting issue around Vaper Danger. Studies have found that vaping with e–cigarettes can increase the chance of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Source: http://news.sky.com/story/e-cigarettes-containing-nicotine-may-increase-risk-of-heart-attack-11030500 Would you know what to do if someone was having a heart attack? If you would like to attend one of our first aid courses…

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First aid teacher saved by his own student after he suffered a heart attack during a course

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We recently came across this on the DailyMail and we thought we should share this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4744972/St-John-s-aid-teacher-saved-student.html This is another great example of why everyone needs to have the knowledge and skills to act with confidence when faced with a real life situation. Time is of the essence in situations such as this. The quicker you…

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Rise in acid attacks prompts calls for widespread first aid training

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Link: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-03/rise-in-acid-attacks-prompts-calls-for-widespread-first-aid-training/ We recently came across this article and thought it would be worth sharing. Sadly, there has been a huge spate of acid attacks lately. There have been more than 400 attacks in the last six months leading up to April this year (2017), according to figures from Police Forces in England and Wales. Doctors…

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Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools – campaign

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We thought this was an interesting issue around first aid in schools. Source: https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/campaigning/generic-pen-campaign/ New legislation has recently come out from Allergy UK, who have been campaigning for some time to have emergency adrenaline auto–injectors (AAI) available in schools. AAIs give a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction…

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5 year old saves brother from choking by using first aid skills

5 year old saves his brother from choking on a meatball

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We came across this headline recently: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-40430970/boy-5-saves-brother-from-choking-on-meatball Oliver Bevans saved his little brother from choking by applying first aid techniques that he had learnt from school. This story shows that emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and it is essential to know what to do when an emergency strikes. This also proves that first…

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First aid training to help in terror attacks

People need to learn lifesaving skills…

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A timely comment we stumbled across on the BBC website: “People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack in the UK, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said”. (BBC News, 2017) Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38495234 This news story highlights that medics are calling for more people…

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