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One Free First Aid Training Places for Two Charities.

In Autumn 2018, Simon Daniels, a BBC Sound Engineer, used his life saving skills to promote recovery of Glen Hoddle, the BBC TV pundit. Daniel’s First Aid training, confidence, quick thinking, and rapid action changed the outcome for Glen Hoddle. But could you?

First Aid is a life-saving skill and designed to be hands-on. Just eight hours of your time in a fun, relaxed and encouraging environment, will enable you to provide basic first aid whilst you are waiting for help to arrive. 

The Round Table of Rugby (113), are very generously sponsoring two places on a First Aid Course in these potentially life-saving skills. The One Day Emergency First Aid Course is on Friday 15th February  and will be delivered by RAS: Risk Advisory Service, approved NUCO Trainer. The course, which meets HSE’s requirements, is a lively and fun day, making complex medical information digestible. 

To apply for one of the two places, send an email to detailing why you would like to have your place funded by The Round Table of Rugby. Your application should be sent in a covering letter detailing the charity you work for and what your role is, including the name, address of the CEO and Charity Commission number. Please title your email – Application for Round Table of Rugby February 2019. 

 “It is important that all workers including volunteers have access to First Aid equipment and qualified people. The cost to obtain the necessary knowledge and advice can be costly which is why Rugby Round Table are happy to sponsor these places for each course held in Rugby. You never know when you might need First Aid help, but will there be someone close by that knows what to do?

Malcolm Freeman from Rugby Round Table

Nisha Kaduskar the Director of RAS: Risk Advisory Service, says ‘We are delighted to have the Round Table of Rugby on board as sponsors for the two places. It shows the continued commitment of The Round Table of Rugby to the charities and people of Rugby and of the RAS: Risk Advisory Service to deliver training where it creates the biggest impact.’

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First Aid – Sally’s Boys

Sally’s Boys

why do we need to learn First Aid or CPR? We have the 999 Emergency Service and the NHS.

According to St John Ambulance annually there are 140,000  related emergencies where a First Aider could have made a significant difference. In just one day you can learn how to do life saving First Aid including CPR and use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator or a defib). But statistics are a bit dull so let me tell you Sally’s story.

Sally’s Story.

Seven years ago Sally* spent the few days before Christmas in hospital with a chest infection. But being Christmas, the hospital were keen to send a distressed Sally home to her family. Sally had been planning a family Christmas for months and was upset she might miss it.  Inparticular Sally’s four year old grand-daughter, who loved Christmas almost as much as Sally.

Christmas morning arrived with snow, that was deep and crips and even. The still poorly Sally got up to put the turkey in the oven. Sally collasped. She stopped breathing and very quickly afterwards her heart stopped.

Thankfully, both Sally’s son’s had undertaken a First Aid course and once the lack of breath had been identified they took proactive actions. One phone the ambulance, mobilised the local farmer to clear the road of snow, corralled family into another room, moved family cars and made the route as clearas they could for the ambulance crew. The other started CPR until his brother could take over.

It was a snowy Christmas morning and it took the ambulance 35 minutes to reach the family.  Both son’s exhausted, but refusing to give up doing CPR; did everything they could to keep their Mum with them. The ambulance crew rushed Sally back into hospital where the team continued to save her life.

Seven years on, Sally, her husband and dogs have moved house to be closer to both sons and their four children. Sally has a slight resting tremor and can get a bit confused when tired. But is a very busy and devoted Grandmother of four! Both sons said if they hadn’t done CPR their Mum would not be here today.

Book your First Aid course today. Don’t put it off there might not be a tomorrow.

The team at RAS: Risk Advisory Service all deliver and certify a range of First Aid qualifications. Some First Aid courses are just a day long, others are longer and more indepth. How much your First Aid course will cost, what equipment your need and how long it takes to qualify, will depend upon your need. If you are a mountain rescue volunteer then your First Aid needs will be different to someone who works in an office or shop. Both need the basics like CPR or kiss of life, and how to use an AED or defib.

RAS: RIsk Advisory Service has a First Aid Course on 22 November in Coventry. Click here to book your place.

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