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  • Doctors explain how COVID-19 could affect student athletes’ hearts

    ORLANDO, FL-- As schools are getting back to full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, school sports are also making a comeback. But before your teen gets back to the swing of things, will you get your child the COVID-19 vaccine? A survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation says nearly one in four parents will definitely not. However, doctors say that can spell trouble, especially for student athletes. There are more than eight million high school student athletes in the U.S. “One in 300 will carry a form of cardiovascular disease that predisposes them to have a risk of sudden cardiac arrest,” explained Gul Dadlani, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Nemours Children’s Hospital. And having COVID-19 could put them at greater risk including those who never had heart problems before. “COVID can affect the heart and you don’t have to be that symptomatic to have issues within your heart muscles,” continue Dr. Dadlani. A study from The Ohio State University found 15 percent of athletes who had mild symptoms of COVID, or were asymptomatic, showed signs of heart inflammation as they recovered. Overexerting the heart while it’s inflamed can lead to major complications, sudden cardiac arrest, and even death. Watch out for chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness after the quarantine period. “Those are always red flags that warrant a follow-up with their pediatrician and/or pediatric cardiologist,” Dr. Dadlani stated. Also, make a graduated return to play. Don’t push yourself to practice or play right after COVID recovery. Check with your doctor to see if the heart inflammation has cleared before returning to play. Another recommendation is to perform a heart EKG on athletes before they even take part in team sports. This screening is typically not included in a sport physical but doing one may find heart abnormalities that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest or even death. Recent research shows a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is heart inflammation, but CDC officials say the benefits of getting the COVID vaccine still outweighs the risks. SOURCE: Ivanhoe Newswire and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Posted on 08/10/2021

  • Where to put AED pads on Adults and Children?

    Where to put AED pads on Adults? AED pad placement is the same for all adults. Where you put AED pads on a woman = where you put AED pads on a man = where you put AED pads on a pregnant woman. It’s all the same! The electrode pad placement might vary from one AED brand to the next, so be sure to check your AED’s owner’s manual for specific electrode pad placement instructions. If you can’t find it there, most AEDs have an image printed directly on the electrode pads that show where they should be placed on a person’s body. Where to put AED pads on Children? There are several additional considerations when it comes to placing AED pads on a child. Read more about the specifics of child defibrillator pad placement with our Pediatric AED Pad Guide. Installing pediatric AED pads Older AED units, such as the ZOLL AED Plus, require responders to remove their pre-installed adult pads and insert a separate and detached set of pediatric pads to treat infants and children. The dedicated pediatric pads have a built-in attenuation mechanism that receives the full amount of energy from the AED unit but reduces the energy to a lower level before delivering the shock to a child. Newer AED models are moving in the direction of using the same set of electrode pads (i.e. universal pads) for adults and pediatric patients. With universal pads, users can press the “Child Button” on the AED, which switches the device between “adult” and “child” mode, to attenuate the energy of the defibrillation shock. One set of electrode pads, capable of serving all patients, no matter their size or age, is a much better option than two separate sets of pads (one for adults and one for children) in several ways: AED Brands that Use One Set of Electrodes for ALL Patients (Adults & Children)

  • Is this the future for AEDs?

    Check out Avive's vision for the future of sudden cardiac arrest response! Avive unveils its new AED/defibrillator and related connected ecosystem to the public for the first time. Much more than just a smaller, lighter, more portable, and affordable AED - the Avive Connect AED is a connected system of care focused on improving out-of-hospital SCA outcomes in communities across the country! Learn more at This device is currently undergoing FDA review and is not commercially available for sale in the U.S. or UK

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  • First Aid at Work (FAW) Blended | paulkennytraining

    First Aid at Work (FAW) The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. ​ The course ​ First Aid at Work e-learning course gives learners the opportunity to undertake online first-aid training and go on to achieve the level 3 award in first aid at work (RQF) ​ This e-learning course can replace 1 day of the 3-day first aid at work (RQF) course that are run through recognised Qualifications centres. This e-learning also covers other practical areas of the course, such as CPR, so is great for reinforcing competency and refresher training. ​ Areas covered Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider Assessing an incident Managing an unresponsive casualty Recognising and assisting a choking casualty Managing a casualty – external bleeding and shock Managing a casualty – minor injury Conducting a secondary survey Administering first aid to a casualty with injuries to their bones Administering first aid to a casualty with head and spinal injuries Administering first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries Administering first aid to a casualty with burns or eye injuries Administering first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning or anaphylaxis Administering first aid to a casualty with a major illness Who is it aimed at? - The course is ideal for any employee or manager who wishes to become a first aider in the workplace. Prerequisites - No prior knowledge needed Typical Duration - 4 - 5 hours How It Works - Our e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Learners simply log on to the Learner Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course, along with the scenarios that provide them with real-life context. ​ Learners are assessed at the end of the course by multiple-choice questions. ​ Certification - Learners will receive a e-learning completion certificate, which is downloadable upon successfully finishing the course. ​ Students then contact Debra Jones at BUFF, and she will arrange a place on one of our 2-day practical courses. Students on the day attend with a copy of the e-certificate and picture id. ​ Learners are assessed at the end of the course by multiple-choice questions. Students will then receive an e-certificate by email which usually only takes 24 to 48 hours. FAW requalification course is the same as the FAW course but Students need a valid First Aid at Work certificate which has not expired longer than 30 day. If eligible students only attend for 1 day for the practical sessions. ​

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    Contact Us Paul Kenny Training ​ ​ 2 St Edmund Street Bolton Greater Manchester, BL1 2JR Tel: 01204 604999 (Answer machine) Please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly: Success! Message received. Send

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