Adrenaline Auto-Injector Pens (AAI’s) in Schools

New legislation allows “spare” emergency adrenaline auto-injector pen in schools.

This legislation was passed in Westminster last week to allow schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. AAIs deliver a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017. Here is the link.


New course- Equestrian First Aid

Paramedical First Aid Training is now delivering Equestrian First Aid. Falls from horses can cause significant injury, so it is necessary that all those involved know how to deal with such accidents and injuries.

It is very important that everyone involved with horses, knows how to administer First Aid. This includes riders, instructors,  competitors, volunteers, and grooms. Every professional must have a recognised First Aid qualification, to enable inclusion on the register of instructors.

The British Horse Society (BHS), requires you to complete a First Aid at Work (FAW) 3 day course, which focuses on the injuries sustained while handling and riding horses.  This course is 18 hours of practical teaching over three days. If you currently own a FAW, which is due to expire, you will need to complete a FAW requalification two-day course. This is 12 hours of practical teaching over two days. These courses meet HSE criteria and guidelines, and are accepted by the BHS.

This course is ideal for groups, with special onsite price’s starting with just 5 people.