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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.

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There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade

14 January 2014 in First Aid, Instructor, Online Training, QCF

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade. This auto-injector is a little different from others on the market. Allergy specialists have asked for a simple adrenaline auto-injector with a higher dose, an extended shelf life and a longer needle and this is what the Emerade is designed to meet. See the ProTrainings video on Emerade click here

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Meningitis Training Resources

25 October 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

MeningitisThere are many resources on Meningitis available at the Meningitis Now website.  Worth a look for all instructors and a link is in the student download area so you can refer to the site and the link while training.  Meningitis Now are committed to raising awareness of meningitis and the work they. Whether you are looking for more information for teaching, you and your family, or you would like to help us raise awareness in your community they have lots of information to help.  On their website at you will find lots of resources to learn more about Meningitis and also find out more about supporting them in their work.

Biphasic Anaphylactic Response – a second later reaction to a trigger

16 August 2012 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Biphasic response is where there are two separate and distinct responses that are separated in time.  There would be

EpiPen Auto-injector for Anaphylaxis Treatment

EpiPen Auto-injector for Anaphylaxis Treatment

an immediate reaction to the trigger which is then followed by a recurrence of symptoms after an interval of time with no symptoms or signs.  This Anaphylactic reaction can happen happen between 2 and 72 hours so can happen after discharge from hospital. These second reactions can occur in as many of 20 percent of cases.  The biphasic reaction can be less severe than, equally severe as, or more severe than the initial reaction, ranging from mild symptoms to a fatality.

Biphasic reactions happen in up to one-third of patients who have had a near-fatal reactions. These patients seem to have fully recovered when severe bronchospasm suddenly recurs.  Predicting if a second reaction will occur is not easy but the more severe the reaction or when two auto injectors are needed the higher the chance of a recurrence.    Read the rest of this entry →

Online Care Sector site covering all the Mandatory Courses in one place

28 September 2011 in Featured Articles

We have added a site where care workers can access all the mandatory courses in the care sector in one place at a reduced price.  You can use your discount code to give out or use the link creator to make web links and earn commissions.

To the family of an elderly person, nothing is more important than the care and treatment of their loved one. That is why ProTrainings provides training and service specifically built for the care industry. Our tools allow administrators to focus on their core objective of providing quality care to their residents while ensuring the highest training standards for care takers.

Training doesn’t have to be boring and it absolutely must be quality. ProTrainings makes this happen for each and every student by providing customized, relevant and consistent training courses. Each course is made up of small 2 to 3 minute videos segments, each covering a specific topic. After completing a few segments, a student will be asked questions to ensure they understand the information just covered. Once through the training, the student will be able to take the final test. Once the test is completed with a passing score, the course will be marked as complete.

Certificates can be printed off after each course, and students will have access to the site for 8 months to see new videos and refresh on their skills. Students all receive free weekly video emails to keep skills fresh, a free PDF student manual, and free reminders when requalifying is due. If a practical part is also required, this can be carried out by one of our national approved instructors.

Mandatory Five

These are the most commonly requested training courses for the care industry. Depending on your needs, these courses are available as a bundle or “a la carte.” Company administrators have full control through an interactive company dashboard, and we have many time-saving features like bulk student uploads and options to link in with your computer systems. Contact us is you would like a bespoke course for your company.

CPR/Basic Life Support

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes: Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. The course is valid for one year, complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines and can be done 100% online or classroom based.

Safer Moving and Handling of People

This course is ideal for all workplace requirements, as it includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 as well as other relevant regulations and guidelines. It also includes a module on slips, trips and falls.

Food Hygiene

Our Food Hygiene course covers all the basics on food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen.

Health and Safety Awareness

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in health and safety awareness. It is designed to meet the Health and Safety regulations and covers regulations, precautions, planning, risk assessing, PPE, individual sectors, what causes accidents, employer/employee responsibilities, RIDDOR, COSHH, first aid, workstation/VDU safety, working at heights, gas safety, occupational health, infection control, electricity, enforcement and the dangers and links in the regulations in fire and manual handling.

Fire Safety

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in fire safety. The course is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers regulations, the fire triangle, evacuation, fire equipment, good housekeeping, the law, training requirements, calling the fire service, fire doors, smoke alarms, risk assessing and precautions.

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