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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 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  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 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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Updates to most of the student manuals

Posted by firstaidinstructor on April 28, 2014

biohazardMost ProTrainings courses whether classroom, blended or video online come with a free downloadable student manual and we have just made updates to them to include the new Emerade auto injector and the clarification on infant choking that we have been teaching for years.  The manuals also have our new address details and other minor changes.  Your students can download student manuals from their free ProTrainings login for classroom courses.  They will also be able to download many other documents and links to support classroom training.  If you want printed books you can buy them and customise the back cover in quantities of just 10 books at our printed student manuals website.  You can also buy Highfield books cheaper from us than direct.  Email for a price list. Read the rest of this entry »

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Updates to ProTrainings First Aid PowerPoints now on instructor dashboard

Posted by firstaidinstructor on April 22, 2014

ProTrainings coursesWe have updated many of the first aid PowerPoints on the instructor dashboard.   Some are minor formatting changes and we have added to the workplace first aid courses a slide on the contents of a BSi first aid kit.  The courses including Paediatric choking have the clarification on laying an infant on your legs when delivering back slaps and chest thrusts.  Finally, as the last of the Anapen’s should now be expired and no longer in circulation, they have been removed from the PowerPoints.  It may be worth mentioning this in courses and on the Anaphylaxis course, we have left information that they have been withdrawn. Remember the new Emerade is approved and its use is expanding.  All the main PowerPoints have been updated and the rest will be amended within the next few days.

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Moving offices today so reduced phone support

Posted by firstaidinstructor on March 17, 2014

We are moving offices today and tomorrow and we will have a reduced response to emails and phone calls as BT have not yet connected the broadband and phone lines.  If you do have any questions, if you can email them or leave them to later on Wednesday when we should be fully up and running.  If you need to call, please leave a message with our reception and we will call you back.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.  Our new offices will now have ProTrainings, ITG Instructor Training and the training rooms in one location.

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