Blisters

Blisters are usually caused by damage to the skin by physical damage or infection or illness.  Generally, blisters can be self-treated and do not usually require medical attention.  Blisters occur when the epidermis which is the upper layer of skin, tears away from the layer underneath and fluid collects in the space to create the Read More …

Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation occurs when the rate and quantity of alveolar ventilation of carbon dioxide exceed the body’s production of carbon dioxide.  Hyperventilation can be voluntary or involuntary. When breathing is excessive, more carbon dioxide will be removed from the bloodstream than the body can produce. This causes the concentration of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream to Read More …

Public Health England

Public Health England was established on 1 April 2013 to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service.  Public health England is a government organisation that aim to protect and improve the nation’s health and well being and reduce health inequalities. They are responsible for making the Read More …

Guidance on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools

There has been a change in the legislation where schools may now administer their “spare” adrenaline auto-injector (AAI), obtained, without prescription, for use in emergencies, if available, but only to a pupil at risk of anaphylaxis, where both medical authorisation and written parental consent for the use of the spare AAI has been provided.

Endorsed Provider – ProTrainings are now a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider

Endorsed Provider – ProTrainings is proud to announce following a comprehensive application process, invigorating evaluation of our courses and internal procedures, and an extensive effort from ProTrainings that we have officially been approved as a recognised Care Provider through the Skills for Care endorsement scheme. 

AED signs have changed from UK Resus and British Heart Foundation

AED sign design has changed to make them clearer and encourage more people to use an AED.  Not only has the sign changed but the UK Resuscitation Council and the British Heart Foundation, have produced a poster to go along with the new design. The new AED sign makes the following changes to the current Read More …