You can’t ignore red. It screams “Look at me!” It shouts “Stop right there!” and it doesn’t apologise. That’s why we want you to go as red as you dare on 7 February and join the fight for every heartbeat. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. This year, we’re asking you to take red to the extreme and ramp it up as far as you possibly can. The redder the better, to show heart disease how determined you are to fight it during Heart Month (February) – for your loved ones and for the many people affected by coronary heart disease.
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As the autumn season develops into winter, awareness of Bronchiolitis needs to be a daily consideration for anybody dealing with young children. We have spoken to a respiratory specialist so we can provide you with up to date information.

As a qualified respiratory nurse specialist, Gavin specialises in both adults and paediatrics and has a wealth of experience in acute emergency care and long term conditions management. With a combined service of over 11 years as a staff nurse in hospital and as a specialist nurse in doctors surgeries, Gavin has a thorough understanding of how the health system works and the potential problems and complications people face not only as patients but also as key health workers and employers.

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At Aim High, we believe that knowledge of First Aid is essential in everyday life and especially when you have children. We offer very relaxed, informal sessions to give parents, grandparents and babysitters the basic lifesaving skills they would need in any emergency situation. The training topics are your choice, as you can take part in one or all three of the sessions below. We recommend that you start with the Emergency Life Saving Skills session.

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Children can get themselves into various situations especially during the holidays. Here are our Top 10 First Aid tips……


1. Make sure you have a well stocked first aid kit with you for days out

Gloves, plasters, a selection of different sized bandages, alcohol free wipes etc


2. Try to remain calm

Children react to stress and anxiety


3. Determine if the accident warrants a visit to hospital

Remember a noisy child is a good sign! If stitches are needed visit your local minor injuries unit but if the casualty is unconscious call 999 or 112.


4. Dealing with Choking

Try to resist from putting your fingers into a child or baby’s mouth as you may push the object further into the windpipe. Stand to the side of the child and lean them forward using your arm as a support (lie them over your knee if it’s a baby). Use the heel of your hand to give a ‘Back Blow’ in between the child or baby’s shoulder blades. Remember your ‘Back Blow’ needs to be hard in order to remove the blockage. Check the child or baby’s mouth and the floor after each ‘Back Blow’.


Treating a choking child or baby should only really be done by First Aid trained personnel!!!!

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You may or may not be aware of the new regulation changes within the first aid industry from 1st October 2013. We would like to reassure you that because of our association with Nuco Training Limited and First Aid Awards, Aim High Training and Development meets all of the competencies needed to deliver the new accredited first aid courses. If you need clarification of our association with these companies please contact Jason Best and he will answer any questions you have.

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Our East Midlands office has worked along side to write an article about how to keep your children safe over the summer. The article also tells you about the Parents First Aid courses we run to give parents the confidence and skills to treat their child in any emergency situation.

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