Bags First Aid

Bags First Aidhttp://www.scottish-first-aid-association.org.uk

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Give us a call on 0131 333 4597 if you have any questions about the training or would like to book a First Aid course.  Training can be tailored to your company’s requirements, and is usually held at your premises to suit.  Philip Bagnall

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Courses are relaxed and delivered using practical demonstration and role play.  All courses include hand outs to support learning.

As a care provider, we were registered with Care Commission Scotland and therefore have extensive knowledge of the Care Standards and the needs of care organisations.  Find out more.....

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First Aid training Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Perth, Motherwell, St Andrew’s, Aberdeen, Stirling, Midlothian, Fife, East Dumbartonshire, Tayside, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire, East Lothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, Clackmannanshire.  First Aid for Work.  Emergency First Aid at Work.  Outdoor First Aid.  First Aid for Schools.  CPR Training.  AED Training.  First Aid for Childminders.  First Aid kits.  First Aid books. First Aid for snow sports.  First Aid for construction industry.  First Aid for Dentists.  First Aid for After School Care.  First Aid for Nursery Schools. First Aid for YOU!

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First Aid for those working outdoors or leading outdoor pursuits.  meets the criteria set by National Governing bodies for, snow-sports BASI, canoeing BCU, sailing RYA, Mountain Biking Leader, Mountaineering MLTB.  Find out more.....Defibrillator.html

News:

Arctic Adventure

As some of you who have been on Bags First Aid courses know I have a great love of the north, be it the Scottish Highlands, Scandinavia or Canada. This winter I will be taking time off from First Aid training to visit Arctic Lapland in Finland. I will still be responding to emails so that is the best way to get in touch. I will be available for First Aid training from mid February 2019. If you would like to follow the trip I will try and post some updates on Instagram @bagsfirstaid


Personal First Aid Training

A more flexible way to learn First Aid. Our trainer comes to your home so your whole family can learn the First Aid skills they need. The first session with mum-to-be, Kasia, covered choking, burns, bleeding and CPR.


Pay-per-place open courses at EICA : Ratho

The first open course at EICA : Ratho was a fantastic success. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena has conference facilities and the course used the space of the Patey Suite with it’s commanding view of the climbing arena below. Look out for future courses at this venue.


Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings

In 2015, for the first time, the European Resuscitation Council published guidelines on First Aid procedures other than resuscitation and life support. In regard to control of bleeding they state that where bleeding cannot be controlled by direct pressure it may be possible to control bleeding by the use of a tourniquet or haemostatic dressing.

Many First Aid training companies are now including use of tourniquet or haemostatic dressings on courses without any thought as to the relevance or the level of training required to use these effectively.  We do not teach use of tourniquet or haemostatic dressings on our First Aid courses for the following reasons:


Studies show that in a civilian setting only 0.01% of trauma fatalities would have benefited from tourniquet use.

(Statistics from European Resuscitation Council supporting research carried out in America)

Even during a 3 day course it would only be appropriate to dedicate a few seconds to the topic as there are many other skills which would have a greater relevance to life saving.


Most companies do not have and never intend to have tourniquets or haemostatic dressings in their First Aid Kit. (cost of dressings in the region of £20 each and short shelf-life, tourniquets also around £20 each, minimum of two would be required)

These items cannot be effectively improvised: “Improvised tourniquet is not recommended because of low efficiency and severe pain” Guo JY, Liu Y, Ma YL, Pi HY, Wang JR. Evaluation of emergency tourniquets for prehospital use in China. Chin J Traumatol 2011;14:151–5.


Effective use of tourniquet or haemostatic dressings requires extensive training and regular refresher training. Even amongst Military Combat Medics it has been identified that training is lacking. We are aware of trainers from other companies teaching use of tourniquet or haemostatic dressings having, themselves, only watched a short video demonstration.  As incorrect use can cause more harm than good this skill is best left to those undertaking extensive and regular training to work in high risk combat zones.


The research referenced by the European Resuscitation Council sums up: “the focus of first aid training for civilian populations should continue to deemphasize tourniquet use and focus instead on early medical assistance and the use of direct pressure to control hemorrhage.” Stephen L Richey


So going back to the European Resuscitation Council guidelines.... because in 99.99% of trauma cases, bleeding CAN be controlled by direct pressure, Bags First Aid concentrate on teaching this as the preferred treatment.

Defibrillator Training
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One Day First Aid course
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