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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

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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.

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What should be in a field First Aid Kit?

Most injuries in the field do not require medical care. A first aid kit’s supplies should be customised to include the items that are most likely to be used on a regular basis. It is important all items kept are in date. Out of date medicines loose their effect, and dressings can fall to bits

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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

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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

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Patient Handover

If you respond to a casualty, and you are first on scene, it will be necessary to handover this casualty (Patient) to the appropriate authority, usually, an ambulance crew, doctor, or other medical professional who is better qualified and equipped to deal with the situation. Whilst treating your casualty, information can be collected from them,

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First Aid after a workplace evacuation

Many workplaces have plans of action in the event of fire. A fire alarm is installed, and exit routes marked. Some workplaces may even have evacuation plan in place for incidents on site, such as process failures, electrical failures, bomb threats, explosions and other acts of terrorism. Staff often rehearse actions, and attend muster points,

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What to keep in a home First Aid Kit

Having the right equipment to help you and your family if they become hurt is really important. How many times have you searched and searched your home for something, perhaps a set of keys, or fresh batteries for a remote, or your mobile phone… Imagine now that the well being of a family member depends

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Evacuation of a Casualty

A casualties health or survival may depend on moving them to more advanced medical aid. Choosing the best method (i.e. Helicopter over Horseback) is based on several factors: Severity of illness or injury Rescue and Medical skills of the team Physical and Psychological condition of the entire team – not just the casualty Available equipment

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Off on a tangent!

Every Friday we’re going to let one of our staff ramble on about something related to the industry! A true insight into what makes us tick, join us for this adventure of discovery! The only rules are: The topics must not breach the companies policies So, everything else is game!

Going beyond First Aid

Always wanted to learn more than basic First Aid? At Centric, our staff range from Advanced First Aiders all the way to Doctors! Join us every Thursday as we discuss and discover the advanced equipment, techniques, and care that can be delivered to enhance patient care!

Protect your companies most important asset – its staff!

You have Fire Extinguishers… You have Smoke alarms… You have a burglar alarm… How often do they get used? Realistically, someone is more likely to become ill in the workplace – or to have an accident which injures them. It’s important to have adequately trained staff, and appropriate equipment to deal with an emergency. Join

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