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  • Business of the Month

     

    We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Northampton Business Network as their October Business of the Month!

    As a member of the popular networking group based in Northampton I have met many talented and successful  professionals with a diverse range businesses worthy of this title, so to be picked for Business of the Month is an honour. 

    The article, written by Peter Jones of Alert PR, can be found using the link at the bottom of the page, an extract is shown below: 

    Hands up – metaphorically – all those of you with working knowledge of First Aid, and the confidence to cope if someone near you suddenly collapsed. If this question was asked at a business meeting, one suspects that not too many hands would go up.

     

    Your correspondent is among those whose hands would stay down. And frankly I am embarrassed to admit that if someone who I was working with, or in a pub, at a railway station, wherever, suddenly collapsed to the ground, I would panic.

    I often wonder how many people in any one office or industrial environment are trained in First Aid. There’s normally someone delegated the responsibility, but what would happen if they were on a day off?

     

    Since meeting Angie Tyler at a Northampton Business Network event, this subject has been energising me. I know I must do better, and therefore enrolling on one of the First Aid courses run by Nightingale First Aid Training – Angie’s business – is high on the agenda before the end of the year.

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    Nightingale First Aid work hard to assist businesses in meeting  requirements for Health and Safety and First Aid provision to help protect staff members and keep businesses thriving.

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    Defibrillators in Schools

    The department for Education, in their recently updated document DfE Automated external Defibrillators – A guide for Schools,  are encouraging schools to purchase a defibrillator as part of their first aid equipment.

    It says that, in cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest, survival rates range from two per cent to 12 per cent.  They are reported to be as high as 75 per cent where cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation are delivered promptly.

    They recognise the benefits of having this life-saving equipment on hand in an emergency, for both the pupils and the staff.  To support schools they have negotiated an arrangement with NHS Supply Chain for schools to purchase AEDs from them at reduced cost. Replacement consumables will also be available at a reduced cost.  It is not compulsory for schools to purchase from this source and are free to purchase from any stockist, however the discounted price makes it much more affordable, particularly for larger schools or schools spread over multiple sites that may require more than one unit.

    The DfE recognise that the use of an AED is only part of the chain of survival and that good quality CPR also plays a part, and recommend training in CPR and AED use that goes through the school, including all staff and also pupils.  This is a fantastic opportunity to develop people’s confidence and ability in delivering emergency first aid to others, which is a skill that can be utilised not just within the school environment but also in their communities too.

    If you need more information on training and defibrillators, we are here to help.  Give us a call and  can talk through your requirements.

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