We have just sorted out dates for next years RYA First Aid Course with Blueprint Marine in Bristol. This one day course focuses on the first aid skills you need to know to deal with unexpected accidents and emergencies in or around water. It fulfils the requirements for professional skippers working up to 60 miles offshore, Boat Masters, ISAF offshore racers and is recommended by the MCA and HSE. Blueprint Marine, is an RYA approved training centre in Bristol’s Underfall Yard.
The start of the cold weather is always a worry where asthma is concerned. Na asthma attack is a very traumatic experience for the casualty. Do you know what to do is you come across someone suffering from an asthma attack?
Help them sit upright, leaning on a table or chair if necessary
Help the casualty to use their reliever inhaler (the blue one). This can be repeated every few minutes if the attack continues
Help take their mind off the attack – be calm and reassuring
If the attack is prolonged, severe, appears to be getting worse or the casualty is becoming exhausted call 999/112 for emergency help
Remember that in the UK, one person dies from asthma every eight hours!
You can learn more about first aid for asthmas on one of our first aid courses. Our one day Emergency first aid (next one is 9 December) and paediatric first aid (9 January) cover this and other topics to help you cope in an emergency.
Both our Paediatric First Aid and our Emergency First Aid at Work courses for November are now full. Our next Paediatric First Aid course is Saturday 12 December 2015. The next Emergency First Aid at Work course is on Wednesday the 9 December 2015.
Just drying off from this weekends Outdoor First Aid course. Again the priority was on managing the ABC’s – air must go in and out, blood must go round and round. But also remember, keep them warm and don’t ever forget glucose!
As we get ready for the clocks to go back we’ve had the first signs that winter is on its way. We’ve already had a few cold nights so it’s time to think about the some of the problems winter can bring. Remember that cold weather can have a significant impact on people’s health. NHS Choices has some good advice so please follow the link – http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/keepwarmkeepwell.aspx
We’ve just put next years dates up on our calender. New for this year is the 3 day First Aid at Work course. Due to popular demand we have also put on more Outdoor first aid courses and additional Paediatric first aid dates.