Friday, 10 January 2014

4Minutes First Aid's January 2014 Newsletter

In this issue:-

  • Essential First Aid course date
  • 4Minutes can now provide First Aid Cover
  • Top tip of the month
  • Actors / actresses wanted
Essential First Aid - new course date

This is the course for those that want to know something should you need to treat friends or family. Figures show that if you have to deal with a casualty it will be, in all probability, someone that you know.

The first course for 2014 has been put online - make a note for your diary, it's February 10th 0930 - 1230 at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead. View Course details and book here:

Remember, places are limited to 12 on a First Come, First Served basis. Also, if you can drag someone else along with you, it will cost you less per person.

If this time of day is not convenient for you, let me know via the Blog (Click on the link at the top) and suggest what days of the week and what times of the day work for you and I'll see what I can do!

4Minutes can now provide First Aid Cover

With immediate effect, we can provide First Aid cover for your event. At the moment, we only provide First Aid, not an ambulance or higher levels of cover, but if you are running a small event and need basic cover, then drop us a line.

Been let down at the last minute? Again, give us a call and we'll see what we can do.

Top Tip of the month

Using cling film to cover a burn once you have cooled it down?

Remember to take off the first couple of turns since it's been rattling round your kitchen drawer for weeks. Then tear off strips and apply them in layers onto the burn. Do Not wrap it round an arm or leg. 

A burnt area will swell, but the cling film will not. If it is wrapped round, it will constrict the blood supply to the end of the arm / leg and cause circulation problems.

If it is applied in layers, then the layers will slide over each other if any swelling occurs.

Remember - cool the burn before applying.

Actors / Actresses wanted

At some point in the spring, I want to make some training videos. It's very much at the concept stage, but if you think you'd like to act as a First Aider or as a casualty, drop me an email via the Contact Form.

It's not a lesson scenario, so we'll go through what you need to do so that you are happy - no pressure.

You will be paid for your time and also get a credit at the end of the clip. However, you will need to sign a model release as it is a commercial venture. Children are more than welcome as well if interested, but their parent / guardian will need to sign a release on their behalf.

That's it for this Newsletter. Happy First Aiding