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June 7, 2018

New Launch of AoFAQ Level 4 Certificate in Emergency Response Driving (RQF)

The BBC news reported in January that staff at a private ambulance firm only had an hour's training to be an Emergency Response Driver. Commonly referred to as a “Blue-Light” driver, the role of the emergency response driver sometimes involves transferring patients between hospitals and responding to emergencies. If the patient is seriously unwell it can require the use of blue emergency lights. This would involve high speed driving and navigating through difficult road traffic situatio...
June 7, 2018

New changes to Paediatric and Workplace First Aid Training – effective 1st January 2017

Changes to the Paediatric First Aid come into effect from the 1st January 2017. To support Training Providers AoFAQ have released new power points to cover the new requirements from Ofsted and Early Years Foundation Stage. Changes are minimal but highly important. For the Emergency Paediatric First Aid there is a slight increase in emphasis on personal protective equipment, the contents of the first aid kit and administering first aid relating to bites, stings and minor injuries. Anaphyl...
June 7, 2018

Best Wishes for the Festive Season.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from the AoFA team.
June 7, 2018

Stress in Young People and Hypnosis!

Young Minds, the online charity for the voice for young people’s mental health and well-being, reported 195000 young people have an anxiety disorder in the UK today and that the number of young people aged 15-16 with depression nearly doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s.
June 7, 2018

Training on Defibrillators to be included on the EFAW and FAW courses

The HSE have revised the Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses following the changes to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in October 2015. The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016. This meets the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines which now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED.
June 7, 2018

AOFAQ Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene Power-point available!

shop.aofaqualifications.org for AOFAQ Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene Power-point. We are all aware of the impact of early intervention in terms of survival and recovery rates, so improving skills at this point is crucial. This is where the AOFAQ Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene is positioned. The Level 3 represents the more ‘Autonomous’ nature of the responder. This new regulated qualification consists of 16 major learning outcomes which is trained over 30 hrs. Subjects cove...
June 7, 2018

Friday 30th September – Come and eat cake!

UK's Biggest coffee morning!
June 7, 2018

Allergies and Acupuncture

Worldwide, allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, affects between 10% and 30% of the population. This was the statistics reported by The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
June 7, 2018

“I am the one in ten!”

5.8 million Offences of cyber crime were made last year. That makes one in ten adults being affected. In business we like to think we have all the antivirus software, policies and procedures and counter measures in place to mitigate the risk of cyber attack. However, a couple of years ago we were hit by Ransomware. This is where all your data is encrypted and you have to pay a fee for it to be decrypted. You might think where was our backup? Well, it encrypted that as a well! Our business came...
June 7, 2018

Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Don’t put yourself at risk this summer with the recent heatwave.
June 7, 2018

HSE Recommendations on Blended Learning.

HSE Recommendations on Blended Learning. The HSE recently announced that Blended Learning can now be accepted where first aid training is delivered. This means that a combination of classroom based face to face training and distance based learning is possible.
June 7, 2018

AoFAQ Reasonable Adjustments and Equality

It's important to understand what Reasonable Adjustments and Equality is especially when training. Last week AoFAQ received a very interesting phone call regarding a 9 month pregnant lady on a Emergency First Aid at Work course. The trainer, called us and stated that they did not want this woman on the course due to her being pregnant.