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Paediatric Qualifications are changing to level 3 with new version 6 PowerPoint

Posted by firstaidinstructor on August 18, 2014

shutterstock_13402483On the 1st September 2014 there are some changes to the Paediatric Qualifications, they are changing from a Level 2 qualification to a Level 3.  This will apply to both regulated qualifications and ProTrainings qualifications.  There will be a new PowerPoint available which you will be able to download from your dashboard..  Please make sure you read and understand the new learning outcomes.  They are very similar to the old qualification, the contact hours are the same (6 & 12 hours) but the guided learning hours have been increased to 22, these additional hours can be met using the ProTrainings system by learners utilising the videos, manuals and downloads available.  The ProTrainings blended paediatric qualifications will still meet the learning outcomes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evacuation Chair Instructor Course – coming soon

Posted by firstaidinstructor on August 11, 2014

Evac_ChairWe are adding a train the trainer course for evacuation chairs in September.  There is a legal requirement for businesses to have a way of getting people with mobility problems out of a building in the event of fire. The evacuation chair is a simple way of helping someone to safety.  There is an increasing market for training in the safe use of these chairs and we have developed a training course which uses one that we have started selling.  You can take the course in two different ways.  The first is where the course includes the chair for use in your training and the other is just the training.  If you are going to a business you will also be in a position to sell the chairs so we are adding a commission payment for any sales you generate which increases your income.  Read the rest of this entry »

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First Person On Scene Intermediate (FPOS-i) course next week and dates later in the year

Posted by firstaidinstructor on July 30, 2014

IHCDWe have a FPOS intermediate course set in Colchester next week on 4th to 8th August but we have also now set two more dates for the weeks of 6th to 10th October and 1st to 5th December.  The course is £475 plus VAT and it can now be used in place of the FAW for instructors even for all qualifications  The course covers many advanced first aid practices and you will also be using our new QCPR manikins which give digital feedback on CPR and breath performance.  to book or more information call 01206 805380 or email keith@protrainings.eu.  Instructors who complete the FPOS-i with us will also gain the Oxygen provider instructor rating.

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Moving and Positioning of People Instructor Date Set

Posted by firstaidinstructor on June 30, 2014

We have set a date for our next moving and positioning of people instructor course on 3rd and 4th November.  If you would like to book or for more information please email keith@protrainings.eu or call Liz or Paula on 01206 805380.  You complete an online course before you attend the course then two days of theory and practicals using different equipment.

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FPOS Intermediate extra dates set

Posted by firstaidinstructor on June 24, 2014

IHCDWe have a FPOS intermediate course set in Colchester on 4th to 8th August but we have also now set two more dates for the weeks of 6th to 10th October and 1st to 5th December.  The course is £475 plus VAT and it can now be used in place of the Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) for instructors.  The course covers many advanced first aid practices and you will also be using our new QCPR manikins which give digital feedback on CPR and breath performance.  To book or more information call 01206 805380 or email keith@protrainings.eu.  Instructors who complete the FPOS-i with us will also gain the Oxygen provider instructor rating.

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Do you want to receive a text message when day rate work is on the blog?

Posted by firstaidinstructor on May 29, 2014

1We have added a feature that in addition to the email the site sends you, you can also receive a text to say that there is work on the ProTrainings blog for day rate work.  If you would like to be added, email you mobile, first name and surname to keith@protrainings.eu and I will get you added to this free text service (please do not phone to be added).  When we list work available we will also text you and you can click the link to access the site to see the job.  Please do not reply to the texts as they are sent from a central server.  You have to be an approved and active instructor with a centre to register for this work.

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FPOS Intermediate Course Date Set at Colchester

Posted by firstaidinstructor on May 28, 2014

IHCDWe are running a FPOS Intermediate course in our new offices in Colchester on 4th to 8th August.  This course is ideal for anyone needing FPOS Intermediate, CFR’s. Medics or any instructor wanting to improve and apply their first aid skills.  The course includes the use of Oxygen, AED, BVM, Spinal Boards, extraction and much more.  The course is four days of training and then on the last day a practical and multiple choice exam. Read the rest of this entry »

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Advanced CPR Practical Training Dates Launched

Posted by firstaidinstructor on May 19, 2014

Sim1We have teamed up with a local Hospital and Laerdal to offer a special days training in CPR, AED and Basic Lifer Support using the advances manikins made by Laerdal.  On these days you will be able to train and practice on manikins that are as near to the real thing as possible.  This will not only improve your practical CPR skills but also your demonstration and teaching skills. Read the rest of this entry »

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Viral Meningitis Awareness Week

Posted by firstaidinstructor on May 8, 2014

9658851169e1a59c6470ecae52a45effThis is the second Viral Meningitis Awareness week, and this year we are asking everyone to be #VocalAboutViral. It’s all about getting people to talk about the disease, its symptoms and its after-effects.   Up to 6,000 people each year suffer viral meningitis.

A Meningitis Now survey last year, highlighted that 97% of victims faced debilitating after-effects including exhaustion, headaches, memory loss, depression, anxiety and hearing difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

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National Review of Asthma Deaths Released

Posted by firstaidinstructor on May 7, 2014

AUK-logoWorld Asthma Day 2014, the most far reaching National Review of Asthma Deaths has been published. Shockingly it shows almost half of deaths could have been avoided with better routine care. It has identified prescribing errors of a horrifying scale and is a damning indictment of current routine practice. Asthma UK’s full report on these findings and what must change is available here. Sadly, the review confirms previous Asthma UK research; that far too often the 1 in 11 people who have asthma are short-changed by the system. 

Every 10 seconds someone in the UK is having a potentially life threatening asthma attack, with asthma still killing three people each day.  Asthma UK’s goal is to prevent asthma attacks, especially those that result in death and emergency hospitalisation. We are striving to reduce asthma deaths to below the European average and see that no child dies of asthma in the UK.

The review found that even people with mild asthma are at risk of a serious asthma attack and reinforces the need for vigilance in managing your – or your child’s – asthma especially if you’ve recently had an attack, been in hospital or if your asthma is waking you at night.

Take two minutes now to visit Asthma UK’s website and take the first step to reducing your risk.

This report is a once in a generation opportunity to ensure asthma finally gets taken seriously; we will not rest until that is achieved.

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