The 10th July is ‘Don’t step on a Bee day’. There’s been a lot in the media recently about the fate of bees and how much we need them for the pollination of our food. It’s obviously impotant for the bee not to be trodden on but if you do it’s important to know your first aid for bites and stings.
I don’t usually share political viewpoints to my blog but I thought it important to share this story today about cuts to Community Nurses from the Nursing Times. The link to the original article can be found at the bottom of the page.
Last week I wrote about the importance of feeling a pulse, this week I’ve turned my attention to the importance of respiratory rate.
All my courses include a discussion of the ABCDE approach to assessing an unwell person. A crucial part of this is measuring the Respiratory Rate and the Pulse. In this blog I’m going to talk in detail about the importance of feeling a pulse.
The Standards for Sedation were updated in December 2015 and various aspects were clarified. One of these was around what Life support training the team require. In the FAQs point 16 details what level of life support training is required and I’ve copied this for you below:-
I was recently involved in a discussion within a forum about what happens when you call the Emergency Services. It became apparent that not everyone’s understanding and expectations is the same and it didin’t match what is likely to happen. So I thought this week I would discuss it in my blog.
I’ve been considering what is the value in a business recently. I realised for me the value is my customers, not in a simplistic way but in true gratitude. I’m grateful that you choose me to provide your training and that you’re willing to rely on me. So I wanted to use my blog this week to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to you too.
I was recently asked “how do you do CPR?” because they had met someone on holiday who had successfully resuscitated their husband. It’s a great skill to learn and there are different ways to learn depending on the time you have available.
Knowing the basics of First Aid can make a huge difference to someone’s chances of survival. We know that CPR doubles the chances of survival and 80% of out of hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home, so it could be a loved one that needs your help.
I have 30 years nursing experience within the NHS. I am a registered Advanced Life Support Instructor with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and have many years training experience. I work hard to look after my customers’ needs and part of this is to create courses that fit your business needs and the recommendations from the Resuscitation Council (UK) and any relevant governing bodies. To ensure that my courses continue to represent current practice I also continue to work within the NHS.