What a great day in Huddersfield covering Nurse Verification of Expected Death, Injections & Syringe Drivers and Epilepsy & Buccal Midazolam.
It's always nice to hear at the end of a long day of clinical training "Thank you, I really enjoyed today"
It was also a great mix of nurses today, with me from the north east, and two other homes in attendance from Huddersfield and near Sheffield...it was interesting and a big eye opener for everyone to see how different polices and procedures can be from area to area.
Although a nurse can be competent in an area, such as syringe drivers, verification of expected death...it shows the importance for nurses to always check local policy and procedure, to minimise the risk of being on the wrong side of a Safeguarding-interesting day.
So, today we were in Blyth, delivering an Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW). When I asked this fantastic group, if anyone had a first aid kit, and someone replied "I've got some Sudocrem", I had an idea how this course was going to pan out...fun!! Over 6 hrs of emergency first aid training, and the humour and paricipation from this group was infectious. We covered dressings, drowning, first aid kits, defibs, CPR not just for adults, but also babies and children, unusual for many EFAW courses, but not this one, and of course the Lifevac, everyone loving the lifevac and seeing the benefits of this device in a care home setting.
Dont't beleive we had a busy, but enjoyable day? Then check out the feedback..."excellent course...I liked everything...I learned a lot...really enjoyed this course...very informative...made it all clear...really enjoyable...a good trainer...thank you for a good session"
Enjoy using your new skills
Another enjoyable TJs FREE Junior First Aid for Kids session this evening in Pelton...taking our total now to 442 children trained this year.
Thank you so much for the donation made tonight, which we will be sending to the Blood Bikers (BloodRun EVS). We would also like to dedicate this evenings session to our dear friend, Registered Nurse Glynis Wadsworth, who was sadly taken too soon.
Glynis was a keen follower of everything we do here training wise, especially these free childrens first aid sessions. Glynis was very influentional in us delivering our TJs session in schools, helping us to secure our first school, Cambois Primary.
Since then, we have delivered this course to a futher two schools, and we have another three schools to visit this year.
So, thank you Glynis, rest in peace.
Nice little foot care session this morning in Morpeth.
Using disposable, single use foot care packs means we can pass on the savings to you.
Always rewarding when you have someone complaining of painful feet, and after 30 minutes the pain was resolved, only needing a good cut and appropriate filing.
Was even offered a tip, as this gentleman was so happy to have the pain taken away, and couldn't believe he got this service for the price he did. No tip required, no hidden charges, just pleased to be able to help.
Not bad for a tenna... Get in touch if you have trouble with your feet, or you just needs them nails cut.