Medical Blog Series

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19)

[Latest update: 15th May] Contents: Basic important information (updated) Our training courses (updated) Updates: 15th May 2020 15th Mar 2020 11th Mar 2020 28th Feb 2020 General and useful information about coronavirus How do you self-isolate & what should I do or not do while at home? Masks Hand washing Expert opinion Links And finally… Coronavirus Basic Important Information: Coronavirus[…]

Emerade Auto-injectors, again!

Emerade Auto-injectors, again! This morning the UK’s MHRA have announced via official Government channels that the manufacturers of the Emerade 300 microgram solution auto-injector pens have all been recalled by the manufacturer. Several months ago you may remember that we reported problems with these auto-injectors. Well, it seems that the manufacturers have been proactive in getting a fix for them.[…]

First Aid Series – The First Aid Needs Assessment

Undertaking a first aid “needs assessment” is a critical part of everyone’s first aid preparation, from the young family to the multi-national business and everywhere in between. In this blog I’m going to introduce you to the concept of a needs assessment & guide you through how to undertake yours. A good friend of mine had a car crash last[…]

Responder courses – FREC, FPOS or Something else?

Responder courses – FREC, FPOS or Something Else? Responder courses: If you “do” first aid, whether as a volunteer first responder or an event medic, then these are terms that you’ve probably heard of before. They’re acronyms relating to various first aid qualifications that are more advanced than the standard First Aid at work course. But what’s the difference? In[…]

Anaphylaxis – Announcement of a potential defect in Emerade 150, 300 & 500 microgram solution auto-injectors

Anaphylaxis – Announcement of a potential defect in Emerade 150, 300 & 500 microgram solution auto-injectors: We’ve just received notification (11th July 2019) that there is a potential problem with EMERADE 150, 300 & 500 auto-injectors. Bausch & Lomb UK limited, the manufacturers of Emerade Adrenalin Auto-Injectors has highlighted a risk of Emerade products failing to deliver a dose of[…]

Women are less likely than men to be resuscitated and survive a cardiac arrest

Research published 22 May 2019 in the European Heart Journal reveals that women suffering a cardiac arrest are less likely to be resuscitated by bystanders, leading to decreased survival rates. Tragically, this mirrors the results of a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and others that have gone before. What the research says The European[…]

All change for workplace first aid kits in 2019-20!

All change for workplace first aid kits in 2019-20! All change for workplace first aid kits: The next year is going to be an interesting one in terms of changes to the first aid arena, with several major changes coming over the next 12 months. In this blog post I’m specifically looking at the changes to workplace first aid kit[…]