1) First medical emergencies application for dental care professionals.
We are pleased to announce that we have launched the first ever medical emergencies application aimed at dental care professionals for iPhone and Android platforms. This interactive application has our complete range of algorithms for all common medical emergencies that could occur in a dental practice setting. The application is based on guidance from the Resuscitation Council (UK) as endorsed by the General Dental Council. There is step by step guidance on how to assess a patient who is suffering from a medical emergency as well as clear instruction as to treatment and management for the dental care professionals. A multiple choice quiz is incorporated to allow all members of the dental team to test their knowledge of managing medical emergencies. Work is already underway to provide for verifiable CPD up to 2 hours for correct questions answered. It is hoped that this update will be available after the 30th of June 2012. The application costs £4.99.
2) Chris Kurt-Gabel appears on Sky News
A to E’s Managing Director, Chris Kurt-Gabel has appeared on Sky News Sunrise following the shocking collapse of Fabrice Muamba on the pitch at White Heart Lane. Chris was able to provide Sky News with expert opinion on the events that occurred as well as explain the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack. The interview was an ideal platform to promote the need for wider knowledge of the general public in performing CPR and wider availability of automatic external defibrillators in public places.
3) Vinnie Jones promotes chest compression only CPR
As all of our current customers know A to E has been promoting chest compression CPR for a number of years. The British Heart Foundation has recently produced a television advert to encourage CPR before the arrival of the emergency services. The advert features the footballer and actor Vinne Jones, a link to this advert can be found here.
4) E-petitions to improve outcome from cardiac arrest
Public awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people has been raised since the two recent collapses on football pitches in the UK and Italy. The parents of Oliver King a 12 year old boy who collapsed and died in Wavertree have set up an e-petition calling on the UK government to ensure that all public places have access to an automated external defibrillator. The petition can be found here.
The British Heart Foundation has also been active in campaigning for emergency life support skills to be taught in schools and has now received over 100,00 signatures. The campaign is being backed by the Sun newspaper and Fabrice Maumba. This petition can be found here.
5) A to E on Facebook & Twitter
We have been busy ensuring that all the latest news and information is available through our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter. We regularly update our page with the latest research and news concerning all aspects of resuscitation and cardiac arrest. Keep up to date and ensure you like our page and follow us on twitter atoetraining.
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