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Lazarus Training in the news again.

So Lazarus Training in the news again? You may have seen some of our other posts about our support of the Flight of the Swans expedition, but it has also been hitting the news.

Just incase you missed it, here is the piece from ITV News earlier this week.

 

To find out more about our First Aid in Remote Locations click here or call us on 0800 242 5210.

Media Production Show 2016

Part of our work is to raise the profile of our media first aid training. One recent part of this was exhibiting at the Media Production Show 2016. A new event this year, the Media Production Show 2016 was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington on 9th & 10th June. Lazarus Training joined the wide range of media related companies in exhibiting.

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Nestled away amongst the cameras, drones and editing software we had a simple message- give us 60 seconds and we can show you how to save a life! If people had the time to spare [and who wouldn’t] we discussed the importance of stopping severe bleeding and then demonstrated the use of a tourniquet. The Health and Safety Executive have recently issued a statement endorsing the use of tourniquets in workplace first aid kits, subject to a first aid needs assessment, so many people were surprised to hear that tourniquets are now not just for the battlefield.

Our stand at Media Production Show 2016

Our stand was based around this simple theme: you can learn to save a life in only a few seconds. On the stand we had a number of volunteers, all members of our training team, who could demonstrate our to use a tourniquet and then let our temporary “delegates” loose with them. As the venue was too nice for us to be “bleeding” all over the floor, we have rigged up a couple of 5 litre containers and pumped blood between them to simulate the casualty’s blood loss.

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As you can see from our scoreboard it proved popular, hopefully due to the importance of life saving, but possibly due to the competitive nature of many of the visitors. The two boards had to be cleared down a number of times due to space limitations.

So, our aim at the Media Production Show 2016 was to show that first aid training saves lives, and that in as little as 60 seconds people can learn and importantly practice life saving skills.

Basically if we can do that in 60 seconds, imagine what we can do in the full courses we run for the media industry! We have courses ranging from one day for the office and studio, two days for locations and three days for remote or hostile locations.

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email to info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

Lazarus Training App is ready for your phone.

Our first aid training is all about building confidence and knowledge in life saving skills. But we want people to have easy access to memory joggers and this is were our Lazarus Training app comes in.

Our #trainforreal courses are all about immersive, practical, empowering training. We clearly see the delegates’ confidence and knowledge increase during our time with them. But we all benefit from a bit of revision and recapping, so to make this as easy as possible Lazarus Training app is now available for free from the usual places such as the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Most of us are rarely without our mobile phones nowadays, something which must be great for the speed of 99 calls, but with our Lazarus Training app we can make this an opportunity for that much needed revision.

What’s in the Lazarus Training App?

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We have tried to keep the size of the app small [we all know the pains of juggling phone storage], but to give access to the main information you would want. There is a calendar of our forthcoming training events; under Training you will find overviews of many topics from out courses ie AED use; Guidelines has a range of first aid guidelines and mnemonics and of course their is a news section.

We understand that you may not want to hear everything that is going in at Lazarus Training, so you can select what notifications you want and additionally give us feedback, on both the app and our training, via the main menu.

We will be adding new content to the app all the time and as the technology evolves we’ll try and find new ways to use the app. We now have videos embedded into the Training section and plan to increase this over time.

If you are out of signal, or have turned off your data, you can still access the main parts of the app, such as guidelines but you won’t be able to access the video content.

One of the reasons for the app was to ensure that we stay in touch with the great people that have attended our training courses, so we have included a form that you can complete if you use your first aid.  We really are interested in your experiences as this can help us adapt the training for the future. So whether you download it to get the guideline reminders, check our training calendar or to let our know your feedback- just download it!

FPOS I training in July

Looking for FPOS I training in July? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release more dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the next course with spaces is currently the 12th-15th July 2016.

Covering the required syllabus, but in the highly practical #trainforreal way that Lazarus is know for, those successfully completing the course gain the BTEC/Edexcel IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification- popular in the maritime security and close protection industry. To find out more about our style of training visit the training simulation page of this website.

Lazarus Training is a training company, but our training team is still “out there doing it”- with trainers from [or still serving] as paramedics, fire and rescue, law enforcement, maritime and military backgrounds.

Our team has recent experience in Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Europe, Kenya, Pakistan, so know what it is like to be on the ground.

FPOS I training in July

12th-15th July 2016- Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs from £350 + VAT including certification. Discounted rates are available for our premier customers.

More dates will follow, but if you have a group of people needing this training we can arrange a bespoke course. Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [remove the space between info and @] to get a specific quote.

The FPOS I course is near Southend on Sea, at our Eastwood training centre.

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There are many local hotels, many of our delegates stay in the local Premier Inns. The nearest train stations are Rayleigh [approx 40 mintues from London] on the London Liverpool Street-Southend line and Leigh on Sea [approx 35 minutes from London] on the London Fenchurch Street-Southend line.

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [taking out the space between info and @] to find out more.

Please note to attend this course you will need to be physically fit and able to confirm your identity with photographic ID, contact us to find out more.

Every delegate that attends our First Aid in Remote Locations course a life saver

We believe that first aid can be life saving, and that good first aid training is central to this, but there is more than one way to save a life. We now donate to Malaria No More making every delegate that attends our First Aid in Remote Locations course a life saver. So whilst they are learning the skills to save a life, we feel that they are actually saving the life of someone in sub-saharan Africa at the same time.

The work of charities such as Malaria no More is an essential part of the fight against this deadly disease. On our First Aid in Remote Locations courses the delegates are learning and practicing how to deal with catastrophic wounds, but also how to care for a sick colleague, so it’s in keeping that we are so concerned about Malaria.

On the latest course run in the first week of May, our donation allowed testing and treatment to be offered to 100 people, so with 11 delegates on the course that works out at just under 10 lives saved each! Not bad going, especially when you add on the number of times they saved our “casualties” on their #trainforreal first aid training. “Calamity Claire” and “Suffering Sam” [our live role players] had a total of 14 accidents across the course.

If you would like to know more about the work of Malaria No More follow this link, if you would like to know more about our First Aid in Remote Locations course then [again] follow the link, or give us on a call on 0800 242 5210.

FPOS I training in April

Looking for FPOS I training in April? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release more dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the next course with spaces is currently the 12th-15th April 2016.

Covering the required syllabus, but in the highly practical #trainforreal way that Lazarus is know for, those successfully completing the course gain the BTEC/Edexcel IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification- popular in the maritime security and close protection industry. To find out more about our style of training visit the training simulation page of this website.

Lazarus Training is a training company, but our training team is still “out there doing it”- with trainers from [or still serving] as paramedics, fire and rescue, law enforcement, maritime and military backgrounds.

Our team has recent experience in Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Europe, Kenya, Pakistan, so know what it is like to be on the ground.

FPOS I training in April

12th-15th April 2016- Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs £350 + VAT including certification. Discounted rates are available for our premier customers.

More dates will follow, but if you have a group of people needing this training we can arrange a bespoke course. Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [remove the space between info and @] to get a specific quote.

The FPOS I course is near Southend on Sea, at our Eastwood training centre.

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There are many local hotels, many of our delegates stay in the local Premier Inns. The nearest train stations are Rayleigh [approx 40 mintues from London] on the London Liverpool Street-Southend line and Leigh on Sea [approx 35 minutes from London] on the London Fenchurch Street-Southend line.

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [taking out the space between info and @] to find out more.

Please note to attend this course you will need to be physically fit and able to confirm your identity with photographic ID, contact us to find out more.

So what did you do at work this week?

Some people might see Friday as a good day to reflect on what they have achieved at work this week. Others are just looking forward to the weekend. As we prepare our training room for this weekends paediatric first aid course [that’s how some of our team are spending this weekend], laying out the kit for our delegates to practice their life saving skills, we starting talking about what had we done this week, month and so far this year.

We’re not normally that philosophical on Fridays, but that’s what happened. The conversation turned to the merits [or not] of working weekends. With many of our training team having worked in the emergency services, weekend working isn’t new territory, but we appreciate that for some of delegates it’s not welcome news!

The achievement we’re most proud of is the number of people we are introducing to life savings skills. In February 2016 we trained 248 people in first aid, 232 in January. So that is a total of 480 people prepared to save a life and it’s only the beginning of March!

In many ways we hope none of these “480” ever need to use their life saving skills, but the law of averages means that someone, will use some of their life saving skills at some point.

New dates for FPOS I courses near London

Looking for FPOS I courses near London? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release its dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the first course with spaces is currently the 8th-12th February 2016.

Covering the required syllabus, but in the highly practical #trainforreal way that Lazarus is know for, those successfully completing the course gain the BTEC/Edexcel IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification- popular in the maritime security and close protection industry. To find out more about our style of training visit the training simulation page of this website.

Lazarus Training is a training company, but our training team is still “out there doing it”- with trainers from [or still serving] as paramedics, fire and rescue, law enforcement, maritime and military backgrounds.

Our team has recent experience in Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Europe, Kenya, Pakistan, so know what it is like to be on the ground.

FPOS I courses near London

8-12th February 2016- Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs £350 + VAT including certification. Discounted rates are available for our premier customers.

More dates will follow, but if you have a group of people needing this training we can arrange a bespoke course. Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [remove the space between info and @] to get a specific quote.

The FPOS I course is near Southend on Sea, at our Eastwood training centre.

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There are many local hotels, many of our delegates stay in the local Premier Inns. The nearest train stations are Rayleigh [approx 40 mintues from London] on the London Liverpool Street-Southend line and Leigh on Sea [approx 35 minutes from London] on the London Fenchurch Street-Southend line.

 

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [taking out the space between info and @] to find out more.

Please note to attend this course you will need to be physically fit and able to confirm your identity with photographic ID, contact us to find out more.

Notes from a First Aid in Remote Locations course- part two.

More notes from a First Aid in Remote Locations course.

Curtains open and it looks overcast outside, we are hoping that the weather holds out as a lot of the lessons are outside today! Luckily we have packed for every eventuality but it isn’t very comfortable lying on the floor in a puddle whilst it rains, I’ve been here before, it’s a very glamorous job that we do! At least we get a good breakfast to set us up for the morning. The table once again is filled with discussions of what we have in store for today and we have a little talk over the performance of the delegates yesterday. We finish up and head to the venue, fingers crossed the traffic is better today.

We arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare! So we grab a drink and Kelly and I head to the dressing room and have a little tidy and sort out of kit what we will need today.

Kelly and I will take it in turns to be casualty on this one as there is a lot of laying around involved and playing dead on the floor gets surprisingly uncomfortable and cold. We have a check list and grab all that we need. Even though this is a simple scenario it is a very complex lesson for the delegates which involves improvising stretchers and splints also moving a casually so we need to make sure that we are both wrapped up warm as we will be spending some time on the floor and outside for the majority of the morning.

Today the delegates in a group will be confronted with a fall from height, I get in position and take a swig of the mouth blood as Alistair come across the radio and lets us know that he is close. Laying on my back,, unresponsive on the floor with a hidden wound! Lets see if they find it, after our blood sweep lesson yesterday and the game that they played hopefully they will remember to have a look.

Calling my name they come running up the hill in groups of two, they immediately notice that I have an obstructed air way roll me to the side and have a rummage.. thank good ness they acted so quickly as the mouth blood really tastes revolting! I know why Kelly didn’t offer her services for this one!!

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Each and every group manage to clear the obstruction and three out of the six group found the hidden wound, really great! Efforts. With all of the delegates outside we talk over a fall from height they list the injuries that they believe they may see in this type of event. Time for some splinting they get to have a play with the SAM splint and have go splinting each other making a neck brace then its Kelly’s time to lay on the floor and have her pelvis splinted. Alistair ties her legs and ankles together with some scarfs and then improvises a splint. Now they make an improvised stretcher and they need to move Kelly to get her on top of it. So with one of the best first logs rolls I have ever seen the stretcher is half way there. Another log roll to the other side and she is on… Alistair reiterates how important it is to use your brains before your muscle and how the head person is in charge and off they go.

Wow already time for lunch! We quickly waff our food down, and then make our way back to the dressing room, packing the kit along as we go just to make life easier and to keep everything tidy in our room. We sort out what we require for the next scenarios and the casualty clothing. Kelly has to prep for a gas fire explosion so we gather the kit required to make a camp then the fun starts with the casualty simulation. Making burns is one of my favourite casualty simulation to do and it’s great doing it on some one else. So with PVA glue in hand and some tissue paper we begin to create the burn to the face and the hand… out comes the burns make up to colour the dead hanging skin that we have created and to make the area look sore, also some Vaseline to create blisters and she is about ready… Alistair did mention to have another hidden wound some bruise of some kind so we give Kelly a bruise to her collarbone.

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We head up the track with all of the kit that we need and make a camp fire for Kelly and try to make it look as though there has been an explosion

This is another group activity, Here is what they will be face on arrival. Time for Kelly to play the lead role, thank goodness we took drama at school, aye Kelly!

We have another scenario to run straight after this one so I cannot see what happens for the burns unfortunately. From now the scenarios are done individually or in small groups and it would be a shame to give too much information away! The photos and videos clips on our Facebook and YouTube pages will give you some idea.