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. KeithProTrainings Read More …

Are emergency allergy needles too short for heavy people?

There have been various reports on the effectiveness of auto-injectors for different people and the following was press released which may give more information.  We will be releasing more information of some new options soon for people with Anaphylaxis. People with serious allergies who are obese may find out in a moment of crisis their Read More …

Are first-aiders allowed to give tablets and medication to casualties?

The HSE guidance for First aid at work does not include giving tablets or medicines to treat illness. The only exception to this is where aspirin is used when giving first aid to a casualty with a suspected heart attack, in accordance with currently accepted first-aid practice. It is recommended that tablets and medicines should Read More …