Why we teach.

Here at Centric, we strive to deliver the best quality of teaching as possible, we are after all a business. However, a business cannot survive unless its employees are passionate about the line of service it provides. Here at Centric, we may come from many different backgrounds, such as the Armed Forces, Public Sector, Professional

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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First Aid Daily: 4.0- 'DR.ABC'- Managing and Minimising Danger

Here we go, this week we’re breaking down each letter of the ‘DR.ABC’ acronym, one of the very first things most people learn during their introduction to emergency first aid. So today, we’re doing ‘D’. Danger. I remember how overly exaggerated this aspect was taught when I first learned First Aid in the Cadet forces, and

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First Aid Daily: 2- Fighting hypothermia, wherever you are.

I can always tell it’s getting colder, not by the weather app on my phone, but by how much money I’m hemorrhaging into my local cafe for takeaway coffees. Here in Bath the temperature really has plummeted. Still, it beats being back at my old college in Norway, there’s already 1ft of snow there….. So

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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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