CPD endorsement for First Aid for Schools course

Our popular First Aid for Schools course has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the CPD Accreditation Group.

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New paediatric first aid syllabus

RT Safety Training is pleased to see that the use of adrenaline auto-injectors (Epi-pen, Jext, Emerade) is included on the new syllabus for the Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. We have covered this topic on the majority of courses for a number of years, in response to customer requests.

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Changes to first aid assessments

The assessments for our accredited workplace first aid courses are split into two parts – a practical part (such as demonstrating CPR, bandaging, and placing a casualty in the recovery position) and a theory part which is written.

Since the beginning of August 2018, the theory element has changed from open response workbooks to multiple-choice test questions.

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First aid advice for schools and childcare settings

Choosing a first aid course (Education and Childcare)

Ultimately, the responsibility for selecting an appropriate first aid course rests with the employer or business owner. This can be a daunting prospect if you are new to first aid or running a business with complex or varied roles.

The following information has been developed to help the decision process for schools and childcare settings in Wales. Settings should also check local policies and with governing authorities for advice.

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Helping a choking casualty

I gave a presentation today (7th Sept) at Action Business Club in Newport about how to help someone who is choking. It’s a core part of most first aid courses and one of the topics most discussed during training.

Whilst the prospect of someone choking is daunting, the first aid techniques are very effective. Here’s an outline of the techniques discussed.

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