Edinburgh Evening First Aid Classes

Edinburgh Evening First Aid Classes

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First Aid at Work Evening Courses

First Aid at Work is a must for every employer as well as a skill that can be very useful for individuals who wish to learn life saving skills.

With the demand for First Aid courses in Edinburgh so high, Right Track Training are now offering Emergency First Aid at Work evening classes for groups of people interested in gaining fully certificated and accredited First Aid training.

Cost effective and flexible training times

The Emergency First Aid at Work evening classes are run over 2 evenings between the hours of 6pm and 9pm. The courses are available to anyone who is interested in gaining an Emergency First Aid at work certificate. Prices for these courses are as low as £35 per person!

A relaxed atmosphere for candidates to learn and practice the important First Aid skills that are vital in any emergency situation.

Emergency First Aid at Work is the most basic accredited and recognised first aid requirement for employers. Although the 3 day First Aid at Work certificate is recommended, the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is perfect for people in low risk working environments.

Many employers may struggle to lose members of staff for a full day for training courses, this is why the new Emergency First Aid at Work evening courses have been so successful in Edinburgh.

If you would like to enquire about when our next Emergency First Aid at Work Edinburgh Evening Courses are then give us a call – 0330 022 0680 – email us – info@right-tracktraining.co.uk or complete one of our online booking forms.

This course is perfect for anyone who would like to gain an accredited certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work, employers who would like more staff training, students and anyone who would like to learn more about the basic and simple First Aid skills that we teach.

What is The Importance of Defibrillators?

What is The Importance of Defibrillators?

What is Cardiac Arrest?

Every year there are around 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK. Unfortunately, just under half of the people who suffer a cardiac arrest will die. What does ‘Cardiac Arrest’ actually mean? According to the British Heart Foundation, “A cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops pumping blood around your body.”. When this happens, we only have a very short time to react. The reaction that you give could be the difference between someone living or dying.

During a cardiac arrest the casualty will only have around 4-5 minutes of oxygen circulating around their body. During this short time, the casualties body will slowly start to shut itself down, as blood flowing into the brain and other vital organs will be reduced and then stopped. This is why what we do within this 4-5 minute time period is vital.

Increase survival by 60-70%

For every minute without CPR or defibrillation, the casualties survival rate will reduce by 7-10%. The importance of CPR is to keep the casualties blood pumping to the vital organs which will keep them alive until the emergency services arrive. The survival rates for CPR alone are just 6%, Defibrillator Training however, if a defibrillator is used within the first 3 minutes of cardiac arrest the casualties chances of survival will rise to 60-70%.

With these statistics, it is no wonder that more and more defibrillators are being brought into public areas as well as working environments. Golf clubs, community centres, schools, sports centres, train stations and shopping centres are all places that are now providing public AEDs (automated external defibrillator). Many rural communities are also providing public access to defibrillators which are located in easily accessible locations within small towns and villages.

Who can use a defibrillator?

Although training is advised and available on how to use an AED, they are very straight forward and user friendly. Many of the different makes and models will provide a simple picture guide as instructions and all of them will give direct instructions through audio speakers built into the machine. Not only should these devises be readily accessed by anyone who is in need but they should also be easy to use.

Watch this short video to see exactly how easy it is to use a defibrillator.

Training can be provided on how to use a defibrillator for any businesses or centres that have recently purchased an AED for their premises. Although they can be easy to use and very user friendly it is always advised that anyone who is working in an area that could use a defibrillator should be trained on how to use one. These basic skills can make the difference between a casualty living or dying.

Sign up to one of our AED half day training courses now or contact us for any more information.