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Phishing

18 March 2017 in Instructor, Online Training

PhishingPhishing is one of the most common cyber-attacks, operating through emails which appear to come from legitimate senders, they entice the recipient to click on a link or attachment which will then infect the victim’s computer with malware which gleans private information, which can allow the attacker to disrupt business operations, destroy data and steal money.

Anti-virus programmes are often bypassed by phishing attachments which use Microsoft office macros, these download the malware if run.  Links may look like they go to a seemingly legitimate website but these websites will exploit vulnerabilities in a victims computer to install malicious code. Read the rest of this entry →

Updated downloadable student forms now available

11 March 2017 in Classroom Training, Online Training

ProTrainingsJust for your information, we have added and updated the following forms: Read the rest of this entry →

Security Dog First Aid courses from ProTrainings now approved by NASDU

4 June 2016 in Classroom Training, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid

Security Dog First Aid NASDUSecurity Dog First Aid courses from ProTrainings now approved by NASDU, The National Association of Security Dog Users.  ProTrainings Europe are recommended by NASDU to provide Canine First Aid training for Security Dogs and Detection Dogs, having had the learning objectives contained in NASDU qualifications mapped against the learning outcomes.  See the NASDU website www.nasdu.co.uk/canine-first-aid
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Epinephrine Auto-Injector Needle Length Report Published

8 April 2016 in First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

EmeradeEpinephrine auto-injectors needle length is important to ensure that the drug gets where its needed and there have been concerns with some brands of auto-injector that the needle length is not sufficient when used on some children and adolescents in the treatment of food allergies.  A new report published on the Emerade website published the results. Read the rest of this entry →

New video online courses added

21 February 2016 in Instructor, Online Training

E learningWe have added three video online courses in the work and care sector.  The courses are:

  • Job Appraisal Skills
  • Communication in Care
  • Person Centred Care

These like all ProTrainings courses can be sold to your students or companies and you can earn commissions.  This will increase the range of products that you can offer.  Read the rest of this entry →

New Updated 2015 Student Manuals

25 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF

2015 guidelines CPRWe have updated all first aid manuals to the latest 2015 guidelines and added more content to cover more subjects to support the courses.  The non first aid manuals are also being updated and over half are now redesigned and updated. To download the manuals, for online, blended and classroom courses, login to your ProTrainings dashboard and you can download from there or from the instructor dashboard. More updates will be live soon to other manuals and slight changes to existing manuals.

Resuscitation Council 2015 Changes Summary

18 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Equipment, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

2015 guidelines CPRResuscitation Council 2015 recommendations we released last Thursday and we have studied the latest Resuscitation changes and are changing over to the new recommendations on our courses very soon.  The recommendations on CPR change every five years.  On the 15th October 2015, the European Resuscitation Council, ILCOR and UK Resuscitation Council announced the 2015 guidelines.  Our training courses will shortly follow the ERC and UK 2015 recommendations to ensure the latest guidelines are including in our online and classroom courses.

When the rules change, its not that the old rules were wrong, it’s that better advice is now available to improve the survival rates for a patient and improving the understanding of what to do for the rescuer. Read the rest of this entry →

ProTrainings win the Countywide Small Business of the Year Award 2015

4 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF, Social Media

ProTrainings win AwardProTrainings are very pleased to announce we won the Countywide Small Business of the Year Award.  The award ceremony on Friday was attended by many of our hard working team. We joined lots of other businesses at the awards across many different sectors and the night was sponsored by Essex County Standard and The Echo.
The category of Small Businesses of the Year was sponsored by ARC Systems who had their work cut out by visiting and choosing the finalists and choosing the winner. Read the rest of this entry →

Care Certificate training coming soon

28 March 2015 in Classroom Training, Instructor, Online Training

Care CertificateThe new Care Certificate is being launched on 1st April 2015 and ProTrainings will have the training available for the care sector.  There are 15 standards in the new Care Certificate and it will be replacing the Common Induction Standards.   We will be launching the new programmes soon.

The 15 standards in the Care Certificate are: Read the rest of this entry →

More women’s lives could be save by a new highly-sensitive test for heart attacks, according to a top doctor

21 January 2015 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Heart Attack small file sizeMore women’s lives could be save by a new highly-sensitive test for heart attacks, according to a top doctor. A large trial, under way at the University of Edinburgh, is hoping to confirm research that showed heart attacks could be diagnosed in twice as many women.

The test is thought to be better at detecting lower levels of troponin, a protein that leaks into the heart muscles after they have been damaged by an attack. Doctors measure troponin to see if chest pains are the result of a recent heart attack. Read the rest of this entry →

New Child Protection Video Online course Now Available

3 December 2014 in Classroom Training, Instructor, Online Training

Child protectionWe have a new video online course on Child Protection  This course is aimed at training individuals who work with children to ensure they know how to identify and report possible cases of abuse and neglect. Children are at risk in many environments and training will ensure understanding of the problem, avoiding possible situations and dealing with abuse and neglect once identified. Read the rest of this entry →

Advanced CPR Practical Training Dates Launched

18 May 2014 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Sim1We have teamed up with a local Hospital and Laerdal to offer a special days training in CPR, AED and Basic Lifer Support using the advances manikins made by Laerdal.  On these days you will be able to train and practice on manikins that are as near to the real thing as possible.  This will not only improve your practical CPR skills but also your demonstration and teaching skills. Read the rest of this entry →

Adrenaline Auto-injectors to be reviewed by the European Medicines Agency

16 May 2014 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Emerade 3The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a review of adrenaline auto-injectors, which are used as first-aid treatment of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) prior to calling for emergency medical  assistance.

This review was requested by the UK medicines agency, the MHRA, following a national review of all adrenaline auto-injector products approved in the UK.  Although the product information of adrenaline auto-injectors states that the devices deliver adrenaline into a muscle, the UK review concluded that there is no robust evidence that this is the case for all patients.  Depending on individual factors such as skin-to-muscle depth, adrenaline may instead be injected under the skin (but not into a muscle), which may result in a different absorption profile (uptake of the medicine by the body). Read the rest of this entry →

Viral Meningitis Awareness Week

7 May 2014 in First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

9658851169e1a59c6470ecae52a45effThis is the second Viral Meningitis Awareness week, and this year we are asking everyone to be #VocalAboutViral. It’s all about getting people to talk about the disease, its symptoms and its after-effects.   Up to 6,000 people each year suffer viral meningitis.

A Meningitis Now survey last year, highlighted that 97% of victims faced debilitating after-effects including exhaustion, headaches, memory loss, depression, anxiety and hearing difficulties. Read the rest of this entry →

National Review of Asthma Deaths Released

7 May 2014 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

AUK-logoWorld Asthma Day 2014, the most far reaching National Review of Asthma Deaths has been published. Shockingly it shows almost half of deaths could have been avoided with better routine care. It has identified prescribing errors of a horrifying scale and is a damning indictment of current routine practice. Asthma UK’s full report on these findings and what must change is available here. Sadly, the review confirms previous Asthma UK research; that far too often the 1 in 11 people who have asthma are short-changed by the system.  Read the rest of this entry →

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