Dah Di Dah
Improve first aid capability and compliance
PEACE OF MIND: When parents place their children into your care, they expect that they'll be safe. They also expect that; should an unexpected accident or medical emergency happen, your first aid trained staff will know exactly what to do.
THE REALITY: The problem is; that people have jobs to do and lives to live. First aid isn’t something that they practice every day and it’s not something that they revise on a regular basis. So they suffer “skill fade”. It’s inevitable. In fact; they’ll start to forget stuff the minute that they finish the course. Add to this the fact that; being thrown in at-the-deep-end during a real life and death situation, when all eyes are on the first aider to save that childs life, might just be the most terrifying and emotionally overwhelming event that anybody could experience and you start to see the issues.
THE SOLUTION: We’re working to improve casualty outcomes by providing a simple and practical solution to the greatest challenge facing first aiders; skill fade and panic induced memory block. This new approach represents an evolution in the delivery of confidence and capability for the first aider. Because, unlike a manual these unique, pocket sized books have been specifically designed to deliver assistance when it’s needed most; during a real medical emergency.
Our system is designed to rapidly unlock knowledge; it creates focus and delivers instant and sustainable capability. The user has only to answer yes or no to a simple question and our algorithms guide the first aider step-by-step to confidently make a diagnosis and to comprehensively carry out the correct life-saving actions for over 40 ‘time critical’ medical emergencies. They’re waterproof and tear resistant and meet UK and European first aid clinical guidelines. They’re so simple to follow that first aiders as young as twelve can use them to save a life.
For the first-time ever, any first aider can be confident of carrying out the correct life-saving actions, even when they feel overwhelmed by the sometimes-enormous emotional impact of having to deal with a situation that’s outside of their normal day-to-day experience. Our system delivers peace-of-mind that everything that can be done, will been done. This is a military concept that was proven on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and adapted by us for civilian use. It’s worked for the military and it can work for you…
First Aid should also be a core subject in the syllabus of every youth organisation.
Our books provide your instructors with an opportunity to:
OUR UNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES HELP UNLOCK KNOWLEDGE AND ENSURES THAT THE FIRST AIDER WILL CARRY OUT THE CORRECT ACTIONS, COMPETENTLY AND WITHOUT OMISSION, FIRST-TIME EVERY-TIME.
When your first aiders knowledge lets them down and it inevitably will, our unique step-by-step guides won’t. It is a proven concept, tested on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade. Compliant with International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council and UK Resuscitation Council first aid guidelines 2015.
Our unique guides are available as a standard publication in any quantity, or as a bespoke, corporately branded publication with a minimum order of 5,000 books. They are waterproof and grease proof, tear resistant and hand made in Britain.
The step-by-step guides were born out of a need for change:
In the UK 140,000 people who could have survived, die every year because there wasn't somebody available who had either the confidence or competence to deliver effective first aid.
In the past five years, 28 US Boy Scouts, adult leaders and invited guests have died in outdoor activities. The list was compiled from news accounts, law enforcement reports, lawsuits and other public records. It excludes other deaths that involved occupational accidents, heart failures that occurred during non-strenuous activities and transportation accidents.
1. Ian Joshua Miller, 2010, Coudersport, Pa. Sledding: head injury
2. Corey Buxton, 2010, Zion National Park, Utah. Hiking: Hypothermia.
3. Anthony Alvin, 2010, Gemini Bridges, Utah. Hiking: fall
4. Michael Sclawy-Adelman, 2009, Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. Hiking: heatstroke
5. Timothy Nunn, 2009, Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M. Hiking: heart failure
6. David Campbell, 2009, Arkansas River, Colo. Rafting: drowned.
7. Craig McCuistion, 2009, Snake River, Wyo. Rafting: drowned
8. Daniel Fadrowski, 2009, Peach Bottom Township, Pa. Heart attack
9. Luis Alberto Ramirez Jr., 2008, Yosemite National Park, Calif. Hiking: fall
10. Payden Sommers, 2008, Tar Hollow State Park, Ohio. Hiking: hypothermia
11. Finn Terry, 2008, Clackamas River, Ore. Canoeing: drowned
12. Sean Whitley, 2008, Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation, N.J. Camping: burns from campfire
13. Caleb Williams, 2008, Little Sahra National Recreation Area, Utah. Camping: tunnel collapse
14. Tyler Shope, 2007, Hidden Valley Boy Scout Camp, Penn. Camping: hit by falling totem pole
15. Thomas Fogarty, 2006, Portsmouth, N.H. Parade: fell off float
16. Paul Ostler, 2005, Camp Steiner, Utah. Camping: struck by lightning
17. Jeffrey Lloyd, 2005, Adams County, Idaho. Camping: fell from zipline
18. Luke Sanburg, 2005, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Backpacking: drowned
19. Chase Hathenbruck 2005, Animas River, N.M. Rafting: drowned
20. Ronald Bitzer 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution
21. Mike Lacroix 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution
22. Michael Shibe 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution
23. Scott Powell 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution
24. Ryan Collins 2005, Sequoia National Park, Calif. Backpacking: lightning
25. Steve McCullagh 2005, Sequoia National Park, Calif. Backpacking : lightning
26. Kelly Beahan, 2005, Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation, N.J. Camping: hit by falling tree
27. Nicholas Johs, 2005, Atlantic Ocean, N.J. Boating: struck by propeller
28. Matthew Johnson, 2005, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Backpacking: hit by falling tree
Not all of these injuries will have been survivable, In reality; supervising adults will always do their best, but the current system of first aid is inadequate and flawed. So we decided that we could help them to do more, to unlock their knowledge, to guide them step-by-step, so that even if the worst happened and the casualty didn't survive, both the first aider, their organisation and the family of the casualty could be reassured that everything that could have been done, had been done...
YOUTH ORGANISATIONS & FIRST AID
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