Blended – Splendid

Paediatric First Aid

We are the only company to be able to offer an alternative to the 2 days in the classroom for childminders and carers who need to complete a Paediatric First Aid Course to comply with the requirements of Ofsted, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart. Our blended course offers a video-based online course that is completed before attending a full day in the classroom with an instructor to complete the practical part of the course. The ProTrainings Paediatric courses we deliver are approved across the UK. Our Paediatric courses meet the latest 2019 learning outcomes laid down by the Awarding Organisations.

This course offers an excellent alternative for those who are simply unable to spare the time to attend 2 days in a classroom only course. When you have successfully completed both the online and classroom modules, you will be issued a ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. The ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Please note that our learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification at no extra cost.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

Mental ill health, stress & the Management Standards

This Thursday is World Mental health Day!

Samaritans 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, they are able to take your call on 116 123 all calls are FREE.

One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems and can be caused by work related issues. Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees.
Work-related mental health issues must to be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.

The HSE’s Management Standards approach to tackling work-related stress establishes a framework to help employers tackle work-related stress and, as a result, also reduce the incidence and negative impact of mental ill health. The following solutions are all based on this approach.

Online tools

Employers can develop a an online tool to help manage workplace stress. By designing a Stress Indicator Tool that is designed to accurately measure and determine the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress. By developing a question survey intended to gather data anonymously from employees, which can be used in the risk assessment element as part of an employers stress Management Standards approach. Obtaining and understanding this data helps identify areas to improve to prevent or manage work-related stress.

Work related stress posters.

Remote First Aid has developed the poster above that will increase awareness within your workforce and help to prevent stress in the workplace. The poster is ideal in signposting and highlighting to your staff on where to access support and wellbeing.

Samaritans 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, they are able to take your call on 116 123 all calls are FREE.

Outdoor 16 Hour First Aid versus 40 Hour First Responder – Wilderness Environments

In January 2019 Qualifications Network UK launched the Award in First Responder Level 3 RQF. Remote First Aid are pleased to offer and deliver this Award to it’s new and existing clients, thus allowing employers and organisations to meet their workplace obligations and demands for more advanced first aid training within today’s 21st Century workplace environments.

Remote First Aid offer deliver this award for environment specific arena’s; for those working in Wilderness and Remote locations, such as the Mountain Leader, Forestry Operatives, Highways Agency Staff, Renewable Energy Operatives and the such like. We are also pleased to off those employers and UK Police & Crime Commissioners, where their staff working in high threat positions, such as Traffic and Firearms Teams, Police Equestrian & Underwater Teams and Tactical Support Groups Specifically, our training meets today’s standards. Other tactical arena’s we have supported the employer is Home Office Border Force staff, requiring a more advanced level of training for their overseas deployments in support of UK operations.

Other areas we have delivered training is within the sports environment, specifically Rugby Football Union in support of club specific first aid officers.

In early 2020 we are support a team of overseas explorers who are travelling in wilderness and remote areas as part of a canoe expedition.

If you are seeking a more advanced level of first aid training then some questions you may have might include…

What’s the difference in providing first aid and providing first aid and extended care in hostile or remote locations?

We take a stepwise approach to each learners development over the four or five days you are with our teams. We do expect students to have some experiwnce of first aid, such as holding a First aid at work certificate or outdoor first aid award.

Below you can compare some of the differences.

First Aid Approaches

Conscious Level AVPU

Primary Survey ABCD

Control Bleeding

Monitoring casualties vital signs by hand or eye only.

First Responder Approaches

Conscious Level GCS

Primary Survey C / ABCD /E

Controlling Hemorrhagic Bleeding

Casualty monitoring utalsing, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and temperature via Tympanic thermometer.

Therapeutic interventions depending on an employers needs, may include the administration of medical gases including Oxygen Therapy and administration of N20 for pain management at scene.