Improve first aid capability and compliance
PEACE OF MIND: Safety is at the core of everything that you do. So when we place our children into the care of a youth organisation, we assume that you'll do everything possible to keep them safe and looked after. And if an accident were to happen we expect that the trained adult staff or other trained youth leaders will know exactly what to do. Anybody can deal with cuts and scrapes, but parents actually assume that you've had extensive first aid training and that you could pretty much deal with any medical emergency, competently.
THE REALITY: The majority of youth leaders have only had a days training.
Until now; there has been no real alternative; but our unique Emergency step-by-step guides improve First Aid compliance and capability. They work by helping the user to unlock knowledge and ensures that you will rapidly carry out the correct actions, competently, with confidence and without omission, first-time, every-time. Our system reduces your organisations responsibility to facilitate the retention of skills and it mitigates your overall risk. The system is so simple that a 12 year old can use it to start saving a life in under 60 seconds and it provides both you and your parents with peace of mind. It’s an easy system to integrate and requires no additional training. The books are self explanatory, just issue them to your first aiders and ask them to familiarise themselves with the new system.
First aid training in its current form is an outdated and inadequate system that too often fails the first aider when they need their skills most, during an actual emergency. Your organisation may have ticked the box of compliance by providing basic training, but you cannot guarantee corporate peace of mind, because you can't predict competence.
As soon as the course ends, legal responsibility for revision, maintenance of skills and the ultimate performance of the first aider is passed to the youth organisation. A first aid certificate is just like a vehicle MOT; valid on the day of issue, but if your brake lights fail while the certificate is valid, the owner will be held responsible and accountable, not the garage who conducted the MOT, or in this case, the company that provided your first aid training.
The benefits: Update your risk assessment and direct your first aider to use our guide to assist them during an emergency and...
First Aid should be a core subject in the syllabus of every youth organisation.
Our books provide your instructors with an opportunity to:
Your current first aid arrangements; do not guarantee even the medium term competence or capability of the first aider. Here are just some of the fundamental flaws of your current first aid training arrangements and how they are failing you, while costing a small fortune...
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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