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Occupational First Aid - End of Life

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  Statement of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in relation to transition to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response Education and Training Standard The HSA is now in a position to announce that as and from 1 September 2017, it will only recognise the PHECC First Aid Response Education and Training Standard (FAR) as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in all workplaces. Occupational First Aiders The HSA will recognize training and assessment relating to QQI’s Level 5 OFA (5N1207) that took place up to 31 August 2017. That recognition will be for a 2 year period.  ( Please note that it is possible that the QQI component certificate could be dated post 31 August 2017 e.g. October or December 2017). Refresher certificates issued by recognised training providers up to 31 August 2017 will also be recognised by the HSA for a 2 year period. ...
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2017 Advanced Paramedic Clinical Practice Guidlines

2017 Advanced Paramedic Clinical Practice Guidlines
The new Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council clinical practice guidelines for Advanced Paramedics have been released.   The full range of interventions, medications and changes can be found at:   2017 AP Clinical Practice Guidelines
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Study: Rugby Injuries

Study: Rugby Injuries

A three-year medical study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby), cataloguing all of the rugby injuries that have forced a player out of a Top 14 game in that period.

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BLS 2015 Guidelines Online Instructor Update Courses

BLS 2015 Guidelines Online Instructor Update Courses
2015 Guidelines Online Instructor Update Courses All instructors must complete the online instructor update  before 1st March 2016 or prior to teaching courses using the interim materials or new 2015 course materials when they are released. The courses provide instructors with the necessary updates on the new science and key changes published in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC and provide and orientation and guidance to delivering courses using the interim training materials to incorporate 2015 science and education updates into current courses. Instructors should complete an instructor update course for each teaching discipline e.g. BLS and ACLS certified instructors will need to complete both the BLS and ACLS courses. Please note that BLS instructors do not need to complete the Heartsaver course as all the relevant information is included in the BLS update course for BLS and Heartsaver Courses. In order to access these online instructor...
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Should the manikin die in a simulated resuscitation?

Should the manikin die in a simulated resuscitation?
There's an interesting article and accompanying editorial blog in the current edition of Pediatrics http://pediatricsblog.blogspot.ie/2015/06/should-manikin-die-in-mock-code.html
 
Anyone who attends, or teaches on, resuscitation courses will know how they usually pan out. The student is faced with a manikin and led through a scenario, where the manikin is critically ill. If a predetermined algorithm is followed, the scenario inevitably ends with the "patient" making a good recovery.
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