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First Aid Daily: 4.5 DR.ABC – Call-Check-CPR

Let’s concluded our DR.ABC breakdown with the longest section.  As we discussed previously, the breathing status of our casualty determines our actions in this stage of the primary survey. ‘C’ stands for “Call-Check-CPR” If the casualty is breathing, we must place them in the recovery position, which we shall cover in the coming weeks. We… Continue Reading

First Aid Daily: 4.4 DR.ABC – Breathing

Here’s a critically important part of our Primary Survey, ‘B’, breathing. Breathing is something I haven’t had much luck with recently after a bad case of tonsillitis. However in ‘DR.ABC’, it is a vitally important step to get correct. In essence, all we have to do is check if the casualty is breathing normally.  We… Continue Reading

First Aid Daily: 4.3 DR.ABC- Airway

One dose of food poisoning and a chest infection later but I’ve recovered. we’re over halfway now in our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown, today we have an easy one. ‘A’, Airways. We as human beings need oxygen to breath, and this is taken in through our mouth and nose along several passages into our lungs. If we… Continue Reading

First Aid Daily: 4.2 ‘DR.ABC’- Sending for help.

Day three of our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown, and rather weirdly we’re covering ‘.’ . Yes, that is a full stop. Simply put there are two acronyms commonly used, both with the same breakdown. ‘DR.ABC’ and ‘DRSABC’. So what is this segment? Shout/send for help. We need to remember that the primary survey isn’t used that often… Continue Reading

First Aid Daily: 4.1-‘DR.ABC’- Assessing Response

So it’s now day two of our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown and we’re doing ‘R’. Response. All too commonly when teaching students who have little previous experience in first aid, ‘response’ is typically one of the harder points to remember within the acronym. Within the primary survey, it is important to remember that ‘response’ refers to the… Continue Reading

First aid compliance and distribution centres

Centric is the trusted training provider for many large corporations, delivering training on site, when, and where it’s needed. The largest brands trust Centric to deliver high quality First Aid Training, to meet compliance needs, and safeguard their staff. But why do some of the biggest companies in the world choose Centric? What is it… Continue Reading

Supporting the saving of life

Centric is proud to be supporting life saving causes throughout the EU, and increasingly also in Ukraine. The war in Ukraine is now in it’s Third year, with an ever increasing death toll. War is not choosy over it’s victims, be they soldier, or civilian. Although the exact figure is unknown, reports vary from 7000… Continue Reading

New frontiers…

As you may be aware, Centric, and its staff have continued to support training and medical efforts overseas. Ukraine being the theatre of choice. Directly working with the frontline services, Centrics ex military staff have been directly involved with life saving action, and we are pleased to note, that casualties have survived because of our… Continue Reading

Why we’ve been quiet… and where we’ve been…

Oh, you thought we dropped off the face of the earth? Almost! Several months ago, a major training commitment came to Centric, which saw us deploying the majority of our assets overseas. We’ve always trained abroad – it’s nothing new, but, this full time commitment has seen our teams having to travel quite a bit.… Continue Reading

The temporal priorities of some people

Friday is our rambling day, where we allow someone on our team to talk about whatever they like. Any matters covered may not reflect the views of the company! I had to go to the Post Office yesterday. Work is sending me to another War zone overseas, and I needed a International Drivers Permit. Whilst… Continue Reading

First Aid Politics

Our Friday posts are called “Ramblings”. They are an opportunity for our staff to ramble on about something they are passionate about. All posts are individual to the trainer and may not reflect the beliefs of the company. “Oh Politics! I hate it! I am of the firm belief that if you want to remain… Continue Reading