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Book an Emergency First Aid at Work course for your  workplace and get


on any of the following courses:

Mental Capacity Act / DOLS

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

Medication Awareness


Akesis make training hands on and relevant to you!



Akesis Medical Services Ltd provide exceptional First Aid training courses that represent best value for every client.

 Our in-depth hands-on training methods have proved successful and popular to a broad range f clients, leaving them competent and confident.

Our flexible, workplace-based courses are adapted to fit your exact requirements

Emergency First Aid at Work

This HSE Approved Course is suitable for staff who work in lower hazard environments, have  fewer staff or where HSE guidelines indicate staff should be trained and  hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work.

Cost per course: £250 for up to 12 attendees  OR

Cost per person:  £25pp minimum attendees 6

Course Duration: 6 hours

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding (DOLS) Awareness

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) came into force in 2007 and was designed to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults. This was followed by The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS) being implemented in 2009. This care training course provides background to the MCA and its relationship to DOLS and how those working within the Care Sector can ensure compliance whilst carrying out their job role, to ensure the best interests of those that they care for who may or may not be able to consent.

Cost per course: £150 for up to 14 attendees

Course Duration: 3 hours

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

This SOVA (formerly POVA) training course is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Safeguarding Vulnerable People including elderly. Staff completing this course will be in a better position to implement their company adult protection policy and the procedures they should follow.

Cost per course: £150 for up to 14 attendees

Course Duration: 3 hours

Medication Awareness Training Courses

This medication training course is aimed at staff working in the care environment. It is in line with the National Minimum Standards Requirements and recent CQC guidelines. The learner will have an understanding of the legislation involved with drug administration,  along with being able to follow procedures set for safe administration. The learner will also have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and security in all procedures of drug administration.  Attendees of this safe administration of medication training courses will gain under-pinning knowledge of the above issues and therefore will be able to put this into practice where necessary.

Cost per course: £150 for up to 14 attendees

Course Duration: 3 hours

50% Discount applies to shown prices

Offer valid until end of April 2012

To book your course or for further information call

01823 330753  OR  07891 865 018



Stayin’ Alive or Nellie the Elephant?

Stayin’ Alive or Nellie the Elephant?

What are your views on using either of these songs to get the correct rate for chest compressions in CPR?

Personally I prefer to use a metronome for teaching students, songs can be sung at different speeds, using a metronome set on 120 per minute helps students get the correct speed in their head and concentrate on counting the amount of compressions given, rather than thinking about the words of the song!

The campaign by the British Heart Foundation uses Vinnie Jones to promote ‘hands only’ CPR for people who are untrained or where airway ventilations are impractical, which of course is better than nothing, but my concern is that the general public will think this is all they need to know, preventing them taking professional training.

Some of my paediatric students have asked if there have been changes to First Aid protocols for Childcare professionals, the firm answer is DEFINATELY NOT!   If you have been properly trained you should continue to combine rescue breathing and chest compressions.

If for any reason you forget what to do or just feel you are unable to give mouth to mouth, giving chest compressions will help your casualty until professional help arrives.

What is the worst thing you can do if someone is not breathing?


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