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heart health

Is your Heart Healthy this Valentine's Day?

The heart is much more than just a symbol of love. It needs attention all year round, not just on Valentine's day! In this week's article we get to the heart of the matter and cover everything you need to know about heart health from cardiac arrest and CPR, to heart attacks and high blood pressure. This includes informative videos plus an app to let you know where to locate your nearest potentially life-saving defibrillator. The heart is one of our most vital organs and fundamental to life, so look after it, not just at times of romantic heartbreak!

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heart attack

How would you manage a heart attack if you were on your own?

More than 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests (when the heart stops beating sufficiently) occur in the UK every year. Someone is taken to hospital with a heart attack every three minutes. Many people will be on their own when they have a heart attack. It is vital to know how to help yourself if you are alone and think you’re having a heart attack. This article will guide you through what to do if you experience discomfort in your chest, along your left Arm or jaw and feel seriously ill. Know the warning signs off by heart!

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dog blood transfusions

Can dogs give blood?

Blood transfusions are not just for humans! Pet Blood Bank UK is a charity that offers a canine blood bank. Launched in 2007, it is the only charity of its kind in the country. Run as a voluntary scheme just like the human blood bank service, dogs from all over the country give blood at one of their many sessions. Find out more and read all about the record-breaking labrador who has recently made his 30th donation!

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Practical courses

For bespoke or group courses - please email emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk or give us a call on 02086754036

For online courses for refreshers or stand-alone online training visit www.onlinefirstaid.com

Paediatric First Aid (6 or 12 hours)

Choose 12-hour blended learning for the full paediatric qualification, EYFS or for compulsory Ofsted register.

Paediatric first aid

Friday 28 February: spaces

Saturday 29 February: few spaces

Wednesday 11 March: spaces

Emergency First Aid (3 hours)

Basic first aid covering CPR, recovery position, choking & common medical emergencies in adults, babies & children.

Perfect for new parents, grandparents & anyone wanting to gain skills & the confidence to help.

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Friday 14 February: full!

Saturday 7 March: spaces

Wednesday 18 March: spaces

Emergency First Aid at Work (full day)

Fully regulated first aid course including paediatric first aid & additional topics - for those needing to qualify as a first aider.

EFAW first aid

Friday 28 February: spaces

Saturday 29 February: few spaces

Wednesday 11 March: spaces

dog course

First Aid for Dogs

3 hour course covering CPR, choking & common medical emergencies in dogs.

Saturday 28 March: spaces

Saturday 16 May: spaces

Teenage First Aid

3 hour course covering age appropriate first aid topics taught by experienced experts.

Tuesday 7 April: spaces

Or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family at a time of your choice!

teenage first aid

Check for last minute availability or contact us if there is a specific date you need. Happy to add you to one of our waiting lists too.

More dates on our website.

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feedback

Delighted to receive this feedback from Harris Academy South Norwood. Teaching First Aid in Schools is so vital!

award

This week we were awarded 'Most Outstanding First Aid Training - UK' by Acquisition International. We're so proud!

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First Aid for Life team

For anything else or to book a group bespoke course - contact our friendly team

020 8675 4036

emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

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