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1Oct 2019

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is NOT a heart attack.

It shows no favouritism – it can strike anyone, at any age, at any time, in any place!

In the UK, 250 PEOPLE A DAY are affected & only ~8% SURVIVE.

In most cases the only chance of survival is IMMEDIATE CPR and shocks from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). For each minute that elapses from the on-set until the first shock, the chance of survival DECREASES 10%

That is why it is so important that EVERYONE learns how to do CPR and how to use an AED so that others may have the same chance that members of Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK did!

Even if someone SURVIVES an SCA the repercussions can be far-reaching, not only for the survivor but also those involved in the rescue, partners and family members. Recovery is often a roller coaster and many can feel quite alone, hence being a member of Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK can really help.

For more info on SCA UK visit https://www.suddencardiacarrestuk.org/

2Sep 2019

Free First Aid Training – Oswestry Thursday 19th September

We will be providing some free first aid training at Unit 3 Market Gate, Oswestry on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7:00PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.


10May 2019

Resuscitation Council (UK) develops quality standards for CPR/AED practice and training in the community

The Resuscitation Council (UK) (who sets the guidelines for resuscitation practice in the UK) has an open consultation for shaping the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation (AED) practice and training in the community and are encouraging members of the public to take park in their survey.

If you would like to know more about the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation / automated external defibrillation practice and training in the community, the document can be viewed at https://medaid.co/2JeIQ0y.

Feedback can be provided via the on-line survey at https://medaid.co/2E0Ql73.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 24 May, so don’t miss your chance to shape the CPR/AED standards.

20Jul 2018

Government to add CPR to National School Curriculum

We are pleased to hear that the Government are to add CPR to the National School Curriculum in England from 2020.

With out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates being less than 1 in 10, this landmark move could save thousands of lives each year. Evidence suggests nearly 1 in 4 could survive if all young people are trained with life saving CPR skills.

Through our corporate charity, we will continue to provide free, life-saving CPR education in our community to teach as many people as possible, emergency first aid and CPR skills.

If you would like us to attend our community, club or organisation, please drop us a line! More information can be found on our website at https://medaid.co/cprme

12Jun 2018

Free Defibrillator / AED Training at Llanymynech Village Hall

We will be providing some free defibrillator (AED) training at Llanymynech Village Hall on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 7:30PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Address: Llanymynech Village Hall, Station Road, Llanymynech, SY22 6EE

More Information: https://medaid.co/2HIvDrL

28Mar 2018

Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 Update

In recent years, the scale and pace of new clinical trials and observational studies in resuscitation science has grown rapidly. This prompted ILCOR to review its approach to evidence synthesis and to transition from a 5-yearly CoSTR to more regular updates. The first update was published in November 2017.

The ERC will maintain a five-yearly cycle for routine updates to its guidelines. Compelling data which challenge the current guidelines will be identified for high priority implementation.

CoSTR 2017 focuses on the relationship between chest compression and ventilation during CPR.

Read the new guidelines here

10Sep 2016

World First Aid Day – Saturday 10 September 2016

World First Aid Day is a global observance held on the second Saturday in September. It was instituted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000 and has been celebrated each year ever since.

The term “first aid” refers to the assistance given to anyone suffering a sudden injury or illness. Its main goals are to preserve life and prevent the condition from worsening. It is not always performed by medical personnel. In emergency situations, ordinary people often have to perform first aid to save someone’s life.

First aid does not necessarily require any prior knowledge and can involve improvisation. However, if the person performing first aid doesn’t know what they are doing, they might hurt instead of helping. That is why the IFRC encourages people to undergo basic first aid training or at least educate themselves using any available reliable sources.

World First Aid Day aims at raising awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives in everyday and crisis situations, as well as at promoting the accessibility of the first aid. Events and activities held on this day focus on first aid training. Every year, a new global theme for the day is chosen, and participants are encouraged to plan events according to the current year’s theme.

MedAid Services, through our charity company the MedAid Services Community Initiative, offers free emergency life support courses throughout our community. Keep and eye on our website and social media accounts for upcoming courses near you.

20Aug 2016

Flat Stan First Aid Comes To Shropshire

Flat Stan First Aid

A campaign to teach children about first aid is being launched in Shropshire in September by MedAid Services who are based in Oswestry.

The Flat Stan First Aid campaign is aimed at children between the ages of four and eleven and hopes to get them interested and learning about first aid.

The sessions will last around an hour, and will incorporate ways of making the classes fun and easy to engage with.

Operations Director, Aden Walker said:

It is important for children to learn about the basics of first aid.

If something was to happen in their home would they know what to do?

These workshops teach children essential life skills, using techniques that make it easy for children to absorb and remember, so that they can put it into practise, should an emergency situation ever arise, and can also be incorporated into key stages 1-3 of the school curriculum, which also makes it attractive for after school clubs and children groups when taught by professional first aid trainers.

The workshops include

  • what first aid is and who can deliver it
  • when and how to get help
  • how to check if someone is responsive
  • what to do if they are not breathing
  • how to deal with a bleeding casualty
  • how to deal with someone that has suffered a burn.

Each child will receive a book, sticker and have a chance at practicing what they have learnt on specially designed manikins as well as having a go with bandages and anything they want to learn we give them the chance to have a go at.

MedAid Services will be holding a number of public weekend workshops and further information is available on their website at www.medaidservices.co.uk. Workshops can also be run in schools, community groups and clubs. To book a workshop, please contact us via the website, www.medaidservices.co.uk or call 01691 700 999.

Visit our Flat Stan Training page.