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Checksheets and links

Anaphylaxis

 

The guidance from DofE on the purchase and use of AAIs for schools:- 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/645476/Adrenaline_auto_injectors_in_schools.pdf

 

 

This is the link for the Anaphylaxis checksheet, just click on the link and download it!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwRJVf2LDU4dbGtZajhFc3FDXzg/view?usp=sharing

 

This is the link for the research about Epipen needle length

http://goo.gl/Ie1Bzd

 

This is the link to the MHRA guidelines for the use of adrenaline autoinjectors.

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/comms-ic/documents/websiteresources/con423091.pdf

 

This is the link for the annual epipen update, checksheet.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwRJVf2LDU4dYlB2cjg4YmRRTjg/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

This is the link for the Asthma flow chart!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwRJVf2LDU4dVWFJZGtiTFRlakk/view?usp=sharing

 

This is the link to an interesting news article by the BBC about asthma/allergies and what people in general dont know!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30556329

 

This is the link to the 2014 Family and Childrens Act Supporting pupils with medical needs

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306952/Statutory_guidance_on_supporting_pupils_at_school_with_medical_conditions.pdf

 

The link to the EYFS

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf

 

This is the link for Asthma inhalers in schools

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/360585/guidance_on_use_of_emergency_inhalers_in_schools_October_2014.pdf

 

Supporting Pupils with medical conditions.

This the adapted proforma for care plans

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwRJVf2LDU4dXzg1TWV6M1ZudzA/view?usp=sharing

 

This is the link to the non-presription medications letter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwRJVf2LDU4dSmFySkZ2QURpV2dnV3NjVkRNYmFzSHlCOWdB/view?usp=sharing

 

Head injury decision rule sheet

 

http://goo.gl/rh5uE

 

 

This is a link for the Resuscitation Council Guidelines on Community Defibrillators!

https://www.resus.org.uk/publications/a-guide-to-aeds/

Case Studies

Bleeding

 

I was called out late on Friday evening to an elderly man who was bleeding after a small surgical proceedure. He'd had a lump on his leg cauterised. He had rung 111 several times, and said they were unable to help him. He then rang 999, they spent 20 minutes trying to calm him down and stop him bleeding. Eventually I was dispatched to see him, along with a Paramedic. When I arrived he was wondering around his house, very distressed. The wound was bleeding, but what I would call - minor! I sat him down, firmly pressed a dressing against the wound, there was a tiny whole in the cauterisation, checked a couple of times that it was clotting. After about 15 minutes of consistant and persistant pressure, it had stopped bleeding. I redressed it and the Paramedic arranged for the Distrct Nursing guys to come in a redress it the following day.

This is what first aid training is about, if the Gentleman had had even the slightest bit of first aid knowlege the incident would not have arrisen!

 

 

Chris Soloman - Cardiac Arrest Video

with thanks to the BBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w32PUDL2lb8

 

 

Cardiac Arrest in a 2 year old (not)

 

I was called in the morning of 23rd December 2014, to "convulsions" in a 2 year old. On the way this was updated to cardiac arrest! Not much pressure then!

Was at scene with 8 minutes, she was lying on the floor, breathing and had not arrested. She had a big temperature, probably from a chest infection. It took most of a bottle of oxygen to her blood oxygen up it bit, other than that, she responded well.

Some extremely frightened parents, who had got her into the recovery position and did all the right stuff - called the Ambulance. A couple of days on antibiotics and she will be fine. 

This was at the end of a 120 hour stint on call, with quite a lot of jobs over the weekend. 

This is what being a first responder is about, on scene quckly, the right skills and equipment - oxygen is the best drug ever!

 

 

Directions - St Nicks Church Barn, Warndon

Somehow or other, people seem to get lost in the grounds of the Church Barn. Hopefully these pictures will help you find your way to the coffee!

http://goo.gl/PJSJVk

Disasters (how to make one)

This is the first of my blogs, this is about disasters

 

This link takes you to the page

http://axiomtraining.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/accident-to-disaster-in-6-simple-steps.html

Sepsis

My most recent blog about Sepsis

https://goo.gl/Xvn8Wz

 

This is the link to the Sepsis Trust Screening tool

 

http://sepsistrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PrehospitalSepticScreeningTool_EEAST.pdf

Community First Responding

These are links to the Community First Responder sites of the WMAS

 

http://www.hwcfr.org.uk/announcements/whyibecameacfr-martinbennett

 

http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/WhyaCFRMBennett.aspx

This is one of the videos showing me jumping into my car etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yQX8SPTbQ

 

This is the whole corporate video, made by WMAS featuring yours truely about 2/3 of the way through

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE1Tk093h3w

Countryside 999

This is the programme about the man who was electrocuted at Eastham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQP39Lt4PQU

Paediatric Stroke

This is the link to an article about strokes in children, well worth the read, but a little scary!

http://handtevy.com/index.php/resources/blog/58-the-cutting-edge/196-kids-and-strokes-are-they-little-adults-after-all