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    “We have used Surrey First Aid Training for several years now. Booking the course with the admin staff was really straightforward and they made the whole process very easy. They were happy to ensure the course booked really met our needs. Thank you all so much - if asked I would definitely recommend you to anyone"

    The Tanshire Clinic, Elstead, Surrey

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    “Very easy from start to finish, from getting a quote, booking the course and the actual training itself. Trainer was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend and use again"

    Bletchingley Village Primary School, Surrey

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    “Brilliant course, great pace and very relevant to our environment. Didn’t waste our time with elements which we didn’t need. The trainer was fantastic and very informative. Would highly recommend!"

    Countrywide Telecoms, Guildford, Surrey

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    “We all found the training to be top quality and the trainer was very knowledgeable and his method of delivery was fantastic and kept everyone engaged"

    Chez Vous Events Ltd, Surrey

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    “Surrey First Training were very flexible and worked with us to ensure our requirements could be met. They were courteous, professional and accommodating and provided an excellent service and training session that allowed all the participants to fully practice their First Aid skills and leave with confidence."

    Playmates Nursery, Chessington, Surrey

Welcome to the Surrey First Aid Training news page. Here you will be able to find everything you need to know about the recent First Aid regulation updates and any other helpful information.

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Sparklers - First Aid for Fireworks

Sparklers - First Aid for Fireworks

As we approach that time of the year again without a doubt we see the number of  999 calls for firework and sparkler related injuries.  Most people will manage their firework displays with all the caution it needs, however sparklers on the other hand seem to be persceived as a 'safer' option for children (and adults) to get hands on with fireworks. 

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Stress Awareness Week - November 2019

Stress Awareness Week - November 2019

With Just 6 more Fridays till Christmas and National Stress Awareness Week 

We wanted to show our support for National Stress Awareness Week and highlight stress in the workplace. 

  1. What is the Health and Safety Executive definition of Stress in the workplace?

 "The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work."

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Silent Heart Attacks in Women - What you need to know!

Silent Heart Attacks in Women - What you need to know!

This week in the news The British Heart Foundation have been highlighting that every year more women die of heart attacks then men. Evidence suggests that most people associate heart attacks with men and consequently it can take longer to diagnose a heart attack in females and for women to get the correct treatment. 

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What3words

What3words

An amazing piece of software has been created for an emergency situation, that EVERYONE needs to know about!

It finds out where you are using the App and a Map, thereby assisting the ambulance service can find you.

It's call "What3words" and we are delighted to give you the story behind it.

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13th September World Sepsis Day

13th September World Sepsis Day

Friday the 13th September is World Sepsis Day. According the charity Global Sepsis Alliance 6-9 million people die from Sepsis in the world annually and it affects 30 million people. Here in the UK the work of The Sepsis Trust UK and other organistations have helped increased awareness of this life theatening condition.

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Share your First Aid skills and save a life with GoodSam

Share your First Aid skills and save a life with GoodSam

This week the ambulance service was linked to an amazing new app, where anyone who is close to an incident or medical emergency and registered can attend the emergency. It is called GoodSam, the programme is desgined to get help on scene as quickly as possible, it also supports government set response target time and more importantly will help increase survival rates.

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Hepatitis Awareness

Hepatitis Awareness

We always teach the risk of hepatisis as a blood borne virus on all our courses. When you are dealing with wounds or giving CPR we talk about the importance of gloves and other protected equipment. This week is Hepatisis Awareness Day so we thought we would share what you need to know about this deadly disease.

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Wild Camping to be legalised

Its always been illegal to pitch a tent up in the UK countryside, although camping has always been a great way of getting closer to nature, going to designated camp sites can have its draw backs such as noise. A new campaigne has started to get give people the opportunity to camp anywhere in our national parks and beauty spots.

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Got a bouncy castle booked this summer? What you need to know

Got a bouncy castle booked this summer? What you need to know

After two deaths caused by bouncy inflatables, here are the hidden dangers of the most loved fairground attractions.

Bouncy castles are one of the most popular attractions that always make an appearance at funfairs, birthdays and other special events. Although, they are always the ride that the kids want to go on; we dont want to ruined anyone's fun but according to the Health and Safety Executive there are dangers that every parent deserves to know.

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Cold Water Shock What You Need to Know

Cold Water Shock What You Need to Know

As the weather heats up for the first time this year, already 3 people have died from the effects of jumping into cold water. Known as cold water shock is the initial part of your bodies reaction if you enter cold water when you already warm.

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Do you Risk Assess your paint?

Do you Risk Assess your paint?

Non food products such as arts and crafts will always present the hidden risk in nurseries and childcare settings. For example did you know tempura paint contains eggs?

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Our Association with Tandridge Teaching Alliance

Our Association with Tandridge Teaching Alliance

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Tandridge Teaching Alliance offering a range of courses to the Alliance. 

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Kawasaki Disease - What you need to know

Kawasaki Disease -  What you need to know

Kawasaki disease is named after Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, a Japanese doctor who identified the condition in 1967. It is not known what causes Kawasaki disease but may be a combination of a virus and genes together.

Kawasaki disease causes a high fever, enlarged lymph glands and swollen blood vessels, and can also cause damage to the heart. Kawasaki disease affects more boys than girls and is usually found in children under five years of age. Because of this, the condition has become the leading cause of acquired heart disease (heart disease that develops after birth) in the UK.

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Local Mother shares her experience of dealing with her child when she stopped breathing

Local Mother shares her experience of dealing with her child when she stopped breathing

A local Surrey mum recently shared with us the day her daughter stopped breathing in the busy Guildford traffic. Read about how other people react to this situation and what you can do if you are ever faced with an emergency as a bystander. 

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What is the difference between Sepsis and Septicemia?

What is the difference between Sepsis and Septicemia?

With media campaigns, charities and even our favourite TV programmes focusing on Sepsis, there is without doubt a much better understanding of how to reconginse Sepsis. Once in the ambulance control room it woud be my job to listen to a sick person and look for the signs which indicate someone is developing Sepsis, now a day though, callers tell me they think they have 'Sepsis' and I am able to act quickly on their behalf to get them to treatment they need.

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Child Safety Week 3rd - 9th June 2019

Child Safety Week 3rd - 9th June 2019

This week is Child Safety Week. An initiative by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, it is a week designed to highlight dangers to children in the home.

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Breathing Difficulties in Children

Breathing Difficulties in Children

As we reflect upon the coroner report of the death of 13 year old in a school, we thought we would share some useful information and guidance on how to recognise breathing difficuties in babies and small children.

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Why do Remote Outdoor First Aid?

Why do Remote Outdoor First Aid?

When any incident happens in a remote environment, a first aider will encounter a very different experience to those in the city. In the city, telephones, ambulances and advance on medical help are only minutes away. In the mountain, just getting a telephone signal to call for help could require hours of difficult travel, not to mention the time it can take for a rescue party to reach a trailhead after the authorities have been contacted.

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Have you seen our YouTube channel?

We are pleased to launch our youTube channel. In the next few months we will be adding educational videos to our collection, as well as footage from our courses.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 13th -19th May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 13th -19th May 2019

Mental Health First Aider training - what is it all about?

The Health and Safety Executive recommends all workplaces appoint a Mental Health First Aider. Mental health illness is the 3rd most common illness at work after back pain and lung disease; yet the traditional workplace first aid course does not include any type of training on mental health.

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Tips to Help Save A Child's Life

Tips to Help Save A Child's Life

So today in the news I read an article written by a paramedic from America. They gave a great tip about labeling a car seat for medics, who arrive at scenes of road traffic collisions. When children cant communicate it can be hard to get the information they need. This articles prompted me to write my own list of life saving tips. 

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Learn basic first aid to help support Great Ormond Street

Learn basic first aid to help support Great Ormond Street

We are pleased to have arranged a 2 hour parent first aid course in our Guildford Training Rooms on the 11th June 2019 from 10 am till 12.00 noon.

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An Interview from within the 999 control room

An Interview from within the 999 control room

We are please to interview one of our staff who joins us from the 999 control room.

She tells us about the rewards, difficulties and stress on the service, while sharing a few of her most memoriable 999 calls with us.

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Schools get ready for a change in curriculum which will see teaching CPR as compulsory

Schools get ready for a change in curriculum which will see teaching CPR as compulsory

The Department of Education has recently adviced that CPR and Life Saving skills we become a compulsory subject on the school curriculum from 2020.

Over the month of March we conducting our own research project to see how schools will integrate this change. The results proved very interesting. Thank you to the schools who took time to complete our research.

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History of Choking Technique - Dr Heimlich

History of Choking Technique - Dr Heimlich

As we focus this months news on the dangers of choking hazzards we wanted to honour this amazing and revolutionary Dr who invented the techique we still use to save lives today.

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5 year old dies choking on Easter Mini Egg

5 year old dies choking on Easter Mini Egg

As we approach the Easter Holidays and yummy chocolate treats, we share the tradagy of 5 year old Sophie who choked to death on a mini egg.

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UPDATE ON SUMMER- Healthy Little Hearts campaign

UPDATE ON SUMMER- Healthy Little Hearts campaign

We are pleased to report Summer now has a date for her surgery. 

Her mum Michelle shares her experience with us. 

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March Newsletter 2019 - Focus on Sepsis

March Newsletter 2019 - Focus on Sepsis

This months newsletter focuses on Sepsis. 

We are also pleased to share news on our new venues, information sheets on stab wound first aid and mental health first aid. 

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We have new venues for 2019

We have new venues for 2019

We are pleased to launch two new venues for our Paediatric Public Courses.

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Public Access Defib App Launched

Public Access Defib App Launched

Two of the ambulances trusts in the UK have now launched their own mobile app which allows first aiders to locate the nearest AED and give instruction on CPR called Save a Life. The app has the objective of improving survival rates for patients by using the first aiders GPS to track and defibrillator and provide the instructions needed to gain access.

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Latest Information for Childcarers

Latest Information for Childcarers

This week Surrey Council Council announced the possible closer of 31 children centres across Surrey.

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Latest HSE recommendations

Latest HSE recommendations

HSE Latest Information

After several recent incidents in which two cases have resulted in death and the other, serious injury to multiple persons.  The HSE have reviewed and issued guidelines on the puchasing or hire of inflatables.

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February Newsletter 2019

February Newsletter 2019

February Newsletter

With valantines day upon us we have focused this months newsletter on the heart. Open up our newsletter for information on what to do if someone has a heart attack, information on congential heart defects and the latest news on our blog www.healthylittlehearts.com

NEWSLETTER

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January Newsletter

January Newsletter

 January Newsletter

2019 is now in full swing! See our January Newsletter to have access to all of our upcoming courses for the year.

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Bonfire Night Safety

Bonfire Night Safety

Bonfire Night Safety

Tonight is bonfire night, make sure that you and your friends/family are safe so that you can enjoy your evening.

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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

 October Newsletter

Halloween can be a scary time for people with allergies so make sure that you're prepared with what to do, in an anaphylaxis emergency.

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10-month-old dies after choking on apple

10-month-old dies after choking on apple

Choking is a common accident, do you know what to do?

Last summer 10-month-old Benjamin Philip Masters died after a visit to the zoo in Alfriston went devastatingly wrong. Read more to find out about what happened...

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Treating a burn at home

Treating a burn at home

Treating a burn at home

I put my one-year-old down on the floor as I stepped in the house, like a moth to a lamp, she headed straight for the gurgling radiator and then, scream! 

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Do you know when to call an ambulance?

Do you know when to call an ambulance?

Do you know when to call an ambulance?

The NHS ambulance service is being pushed to its limits with a low budget and very high demand, it is really important that everybody knows when the right to call an ambulance is. 

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Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) in Schools

Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) in Schools

Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) in Schools

In October last year a new legislation was passed which allows schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. 

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Restart A Heart Day – FREE basic CPR training for schools in Kent, Surrey and Sussex!

Restart A Heart Day – FREE basic CPR training for schools in Kent, Surrey and Sussex!

Restart A Heart Day (16 October 2018) – FREE basic CPR training for schools in Kent, Surrey and Sussex!

Anyone can save a life, and that includes the average bystander who happens upon someone suffering a cardiac arrest in the middle of the high street. If that bystander has learnt CPR, the person’s chances of survival are doubled!

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AED Guide for Schools

AED Guide for Schools

Important document for schools regarding Automated External Defibrillator

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Paediatric First Aid: Useful Downloads

Paediatric First Aid: Useful Downloads

Important documents published by various sources that we recommend for download.

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First Aid at Work: Useful Downloads

First Aid at Work: Useful Downloads

Important documents published by various sources that we recommend for download.

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HSE Information

HSE Information

Important documents published by HSE that we recommend for all Employers to read

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Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart Attack Symptoms

Knowing the signs and treatment of a heart attack could easily mean the difference between life and death. A good percentage of patients may not make it to A&E because they ignored their symptoms. This article shares 15 symptoms - take a look, you might be surprised...

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HSE First Aid at Work Guidance Update

HSE First Aid at Work Guidance Update

HSE First Aid at Work Guidance Update!

HSE have recently amended their first aid at work guidance. We list the key changes for you and provide handy links to all the updated HSE documents.

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Road Safety - Cycling Accidents

Road Safety - Cycling Accidents

Shocking statistics from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has revealed how important it is to take accident prevention seriously.

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Acid Attacks - First Aid response

Acid Attacks - First Aid response

If you are witness to an acid attack, would you know what to do? Read our advice!

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February 2018 Schools First Aid Newsletter

February 2018 Schools First Aid Newsletter

Please click on the following link to download our Schools Newsletter.

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'The first-aid lessons that saved my brother'

'The first-aid lessons that saved my brother'

A boy of ten saved his brother's life using first-aid skills he learned on a school visit to a hospital just days before!

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UK Resuscitation Guidelines

UK Resuscitation Guidelines

Did you know that the UK Resuscitation Council has developed and published evidence-based guidelines which set out the interventions and practices that are most likely to achieve successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest?

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Girl, nine, passes away from a severe allergic reaction

Girl, nine, passes away from a severe allergic reaction

Nine year old Nainika Tikoo from London tragically passed away on 22nd May after a severe anaphylactic reaction from dairy free pancakes with blackberries.

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Recovery position

Recovery position

Placing unconscious infants and children in the recovery position has been proven in studies to increase their recovery over more radical manoeuvres in an effort to restore consciousness.

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Students save the life of their trainer

Students save the life of their trainer

Initially the students thought their trainer David Knowles was role-playing after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Unconscious Infant (Under 1 Year)

Unconscious Infant (Under 1 Year)

How to treat an unconscious infant (under 1 Year)

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Guidance on First Aid for Schools

GOV.UK provide guidance documentation for governing bodies, school leaders and schools staff to assist with ensuring the setting has appropriate First Aid provision, please click here to view the Guidance for First Aid in Schools.

Surrey First Aid Training can also provide guidance on courses and legal requirements for your setting.

https://www.surreyfirstaid.com/your-legal-requirements/schools.html

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by the body. 

There are two types of diabetic episode:

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First Aid Training Manuals

First Aid Training Manuals

Emergency First Aid at Work manuals available for purchase

A5 First Aid Manual: £2.95 each

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Citizen AID launches new public information video

Citizen AID launches new public information video

Citizen AID has launched a new public information video to show how ordinary people can deliver life-saving first aid to the injured members of the public around them following an explosion.

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Defibrillators in Schools Campaign

Defibrillators in Schools Campaign

The latest information from the Sudden Adult Death Trust (SADS UK) is that their Big Shock Campaign to get more defibrillators in schools has been a huge success. SADS UK had a meeting with Policymakers at the Department of Education and as a consequence they have advised schools to consider purchasing a defibrillator as part of their first aid equipment.

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In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

Did you know about ICE?

In case of emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin of the owner of a mobile phone to obtain important medical or support information (the phone must be unlocked and working). 

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Emergency SMS

Emergency SMS

Did you know that you can send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard?

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Guidance on infection control

Guidance on infection control

The latest EYFS document published in March 2017 (page 27) includes a link to guidance published by Public Health England specifically for schools and childcare settings on infection control for various conditions (including conjunctivitis) which sets out when and for how long children need to be excluded, when treatment/medication is required and where to get further advice. 

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Anaphylaxis Campaign - Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools

Anaphylaxis Campaign - Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools

***NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWS “SPARE” EMERGENCY ADRENALINE AUTO-INJECTORS IN SCHOOLS***

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First Aid Requirements for construction sites

First Aid Requirements for construction sites

Are you in the construction industry and wondering what your first aid requirements are for your workers and site?

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Haemostatic dressings and tourniquets in First Aid Kits

Haemostatic dressings and tourniquets in First Aid Kits

The European Resuscitation Council have recently reviewed a number of first aid protocols and now suggest that there is a need in certain circumstances to include haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. 

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First Aid Kits for Babies

First Aid Kits for Babies

Want to know what to put in a first aid kit for babies? Let us tell you!

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Fevers and medication for Babies and Children – what you need to know

 Fevers and medication for Babies and Children – what you need to know

What is a high fever?

Did you know that a ‘high fever’ in children under five is considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above?

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Safer sleep

Safer sleep

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

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Applying for the Millie's Mark Award

Applying for the Millie's Mark Award

The Millie’s Mark Trust does not currently have a preferred supplier for Paediatric First Aid training, which means Early Years settings are free to choose a provider of their choice, as there is no current course accreditation required. 

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Wound management

Wound management

The new First Aid guidelines state that in wound management it is no longer recognised that the elevation of a wound assists in stopping bleeding. 

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness training

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness training

According to the British Heart Foundation, in the 1960s more than 7 out of 10 heart attacks in the UK were fatal. Today at least 7 out of 10 people survive. Two of the most important factors influencing survival are the early use of effective CPR and early defibrillation. Defibrillation is achieved by the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

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Our advice on treating a baby or child with a suspected head injury

Our advice on treating a baby or child with a suspected head injury

Our advice on treating a baby or child with a suspected head injury

The NICE guidelines do not state that a cold compress in the form of an ice pack should be applied to a head injury. 

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