Schools to be able to stock asthma inhalers for emergency use

Schools will be able to hold stocks of asthma inhalers, containing salbutamol, following changes to the law that will be introduced in October this year. Once the changes in legislation take place, schools will be able to buy inhalers and spacer devices from a pharmaceutical supplier as long as it is not for profit, on…

Emergency First Aid for Rugby

September 7, 2014 – September 7, 2014 | Register Description: ***This is a private course for St Neots Rugby Club*** This one day first aid course follows the agenda of the HSE approved EFAW course and will result in EFAW certification. The course is contextualised to a rugby club environment and will cover the key…

Outdoor First Aid Course, Northampton

We have had a busy few days delivering an outdoor first aid course for staff and friends of the Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Northampton. The course was interactive and taught candidates emergency life saving techniques and first aid for people who are in remote places and where help may be a while arriving. We ran the…

Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support Training in South Staffordshire

We have had a busy week providing training to groups of pharmacy staff in Cannock and Tamworth, sponsored by Alk-Abello. The training looked at how pharmacy staff could support patients who use adrenaline auto-injector devices, including the Jext and EpiPen devices, by ensuring that they received adequate counselling when devices are issued, including how to…

Jext Auto-injector App

If you have a severe life-threatening allergy, or anaphylaxis, and use a Jext adrenaline auto-injector, you can now download an App to help manage your condition. The App has training videos and an expiry date reminder feature, as well as storing personal information that you can share with family, friends and work colleagues. The App…

First Aid for Pre-Registration Pharmacists

This September we ran a first aid course for pre-registration pharmacists form community pharmacies across the UK. The course was organised by CamRx, a buying and support network group for community pharmacists, in association with the School of Pharmacy at Hertfordshire University. In total we had 28 people attend the day, which was lively and interactive,…

Binman Receives Resuscitation Award

A binman from Middlesborough has received an award from the Royal Humane Society after he saved the life of a toddler. Mr Thompson, who had recently completed a two day first aid course with Middlesborough Council, confessed that he would not have known what to do if he had not been on the course. Mt…

Vinnie Jones CPR Advert Cleared By Watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have cleared an advert showing Vinnie Jones demonstrating ‘hands-only’ CPR following complaints from 20 people. The ASA said that people complained because they said that the advert showed the wrong technique for CPR, however, the ASA said that the advert had been produced with help from the Resuscitation Council (UK)…