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Changes to timing instructions on the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline auto-injector

6 October 2017 in Featured Articles

The Anaphylaxis Campaign (www.anaphylaxis.org.uk ) have reported that Mylan UK has recently received an approval for a variation to the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline auto-injector.

There is no change to the device or the drug (adrenaline); the change is in the instructions for use as outlined below:

·         Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on research confirming delivery of adrenaline for 3 seconds is sufficient.

·         Removal of the massage step after the injection – this step has been removed to simplify the process of administering EpiPen® or EpiPen® Junior.

The changes are aimed to improve patient compliance.

It is important to remember that, the effectiveness of the EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior will not be impacted regardless of whether it is held for 3 or 10 seconds.

We expect EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 3 second label to enter pharmacies in the UK from November 2017 onwards. There may still be some EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 10 second label available on the market.

For more information on choosing a course about Anaphylaxis please go to www.proanaphylaxis.co.uk or call 01206 805359 or email support@protrainings.eu

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Guidance on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools

4 October 2017 in Featured Articles

There has been a change in the legislation where schools may now administer their “spare” adrenaline auto-injector (AAI), obtained, without prescription, for use in emergencies, if available, but only to a pupil at risk of anaphylaxis, where both medical authorisation and written parental consent for the use of the spare AAI has been provided. Read the rest of this entry →

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Food Safety Level 3 Instructors

4 October 2017 in Instructor

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering course is delivered at our training centre in Colchester, Essex and onsite subject to minimum learner numbers.  This course is delivered over 2 days with 1-day pre-course work that is completed using the workbook and course book that we post to you once you book on the course. Read the rest of this entry →

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ProTrainings 2017 Conferences in Birmingham and Colchester

27 September 2017 in Instructor

ProTrainingsThe dates of the 2017 ProTrainings conferences have been set in Birmingham and Colchester.  There are changes to the EFAW and FAW courses as well as other changes later this year to other regulated qualifications as qualifications migrate to RQF from QCF which will be covered on the day along with many other updates (see below).  We will be finalising the agenda next week and be announcing the guest speaker(s).

Some of the subjects we will cover are:

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New first aid equipment price list and trade price list available

25 September 2017 in Featured Articles

First aid equipment We have produced a new catalogue and trade price list for instructors and businesses including some of our 1000 plus products we sell.  If you would like a copy you can download it from your instructor dashboard or email us on support@protrainings.eu with your name and address, and we will post a copy to you. Read the rest of this entry →

Did you know that you could do the following, seeing as you are a centre with ProTrainings?

23 September 2017 in Instructor

protrainingsProTrainings instructors are given them most comprehensive management dashboard of any certifying body with a host of features to help you manage and develop your business.  Below are just some of the features available to ProTrainings instructors and centres.  If you would like any help, contact us and we can help you get the most out of your centre.  Read the rest of this entry →

Pet First Aid Instructor Course 2nd October

13 September 2017 in Instructor, Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid

The next date for Pet First Aid Instructor is on Monday 2nd October in Colchester Essex.  This course will allow you to teach our popular pet courses:

  • Pet First Aid
  • Canine First Aid
  • NASDU approved Security Dog Instructor
  • Dog Care
  • Cat Care
  • And be able to upgrade to our Advanced Pet First Aid Instructor rating (extra fee)

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Earn commission on HeartSine AED sales

10 August 2017 in Equipment, Instructor

HeartSine AEDCommissions are now payable on leads resulting on sales of live AED HeartSine AED units from instructors.  The amount of commission paid is £50 per AED sold.  If you get people asking for live AED units, simple email the details to paula@protrainings.eu making sure you add their full contact details and a note on what you have said so that we can contact them and send them a quote. Read the rest of this entry →

Data Protection registration and free training course

7 August 2017 in Instructor

data protectionData Protection is vital in every business large or small.  Firstly, any approved ProTrainings instructor has access to a free video online training course to help understand data protection and help them comply with the requirements for training. Read the rest of this entry →

Develop your business and increase sales course date set

3 August 2017 in Featured Articles

Sales courseAs discussed at last year’s conferences, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a 2-day business development course to increase sales in instructor’s businesses. This course is available to all active ProTrainings instructors with centres and will be beneficial to centres large and small. This 2-day event will be held in Birmingham at the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC, October 5th and 6th 2017. This will be at a cost of £345 plus VAT which if we can increase your sales by just one EFAW you will cover the costs! Read the rest of this entry →

FPOS Level 4 and SOVA/Child Protection Level 3 dates set

2 August 2017 in FPOS, Instructor

FPOSWe have added new dates for the BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate for First Person on Scene (QCF) and the SOVA/Child Protection level 3 courses.  The FPOS course is on 6th to 9th November and is a blended course using www.profpos.co.uk and the SOVA/Child protection course is 2 days in the classroom with some pre-study on 11th and 12th November. Read the rest of this entry →

Adrenaline Auto-Injectors New Legislation for Schools

10 July 2017 in First Aid

Adrenaline Auto-InjectorsAdrenaline Auto-Injectors legislation was passed in Westminster to allow UK schools to be able to  keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use.  The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry →

First Aid at Work FAW for Instructors with skill review date

29 June 2017 in Instructor

ProTrainingsWe have set another date for First Aid at Work Level 3 for instructors to include their skill update.  The course is our blended FAW so you complete one day online and one day in the classroom.  The practical day will be in our offices in Colchester on Friday 27th October. Read the rest of this entry →

AED signs have changed

29 June 2017 in First Aid

AEDAED sign design has changed to make them clearer and encourage more people to use an AED.  Not only has the sign changed but the UK Resuscitation Council and the British Heart Foundation, have produced a poster to go along with the new design.

The new AED location sign makes the following changes to the current one:    Read the rest of this entry →

Russian language first aid manuals are now available

27 June 2017 in First Aid, Instructor

RussianRussian language first aid manuals are now available to all students on all ProTrainings classroom, online and blended first aid courses.  We have translated our main first aid plus manuals and this is available free from the student resources section of all registered students.   Read the rest of this entry →

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