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Paediatric First Aid course in Street

Places available on a Paediatric First Aid course – either Blended or full 2 days.

Dates:  1st and 2nd December

Venue: Home from Home Nursery, Street

Cost: £75pp

Contact us for more information or to book your place.

T: 01823 668604

M: 07891865018

E: info@akesisfirstaid.com


3 day First Aid at Work course

First Aid at Work course to be held at Norton Fitzwarren, near Taunton, on 29th, 30th, 31st October

Our courses are informative and fun, we use casualty simulation to consolidate learning and to ensure you will leave the course confident and competent in dealing with first aid emergencies.

If you need this qualification for work, or simply would like to do it out of interest you are welcome to join us.

Fill in the contact form below or simply email us at info@akesisfirstaid.com for more information.


Restart a Heart Day

Epilepsy Awareness and Emergency Medication

epilepsy 2Our 6 hour course is designed for anyone working in the care sector and is particularly suited to those working with vulnerable adults, young people and children with Epilepsy

 The course covers training in Seizure Management and Emergency Medication including use of buccal midazolam, rectal diazepam and rectal paraldehyde.

 Prior to booking we will discuss with you any particular concerns you may have and your course will be structured to ensure your specific needs are met

  • Awareness and Seizure Management includes
  • introduction to epilepsy
  • causes& diagnosis
  • types of seizures
  • status epilepticus
  • treatments – medication & side effects
  • risk management with a view to reduce the likelihood of  Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP
  • Emergency Medication includes:
  • introduction to emergency medications
  • when it should be used & how to administer it
  • individual care plans & duty of care
  • benefits of use
  • practical demonstration & practice
  • documentation
  • storage & disposal

SUDEP Action logo

SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. They are the only UK charity Specialised in supporting and involving people bereaved by epilepsy.

They provide free information and resources to help people with epilepsy, their families and their clinicians to better understand, tackle and manage the risks associated with the condition. Almost entirely funded by bereaved families, these resources, some of which have award recognition, are made available in the hope that future lives can be saved.

For more information, visit www.sudep.org or contact 01235 772850. For bereavement support, contact 01235 772852.

We would like to thank SUDEP for their support in allowing us to use their logo in promotion of raising awareness in Epilepsy

Akesis Medical Services

For more information on Epilepsy Awareness Courses please contact us on

01823 668604 / 07891865018

or email us at info@akesisfirstaid.com

First Aid for Parents

Privacy Policy

Privacy & cookies

Akesis Medical Services are committed to preserving the privacy of our customers and visitors to our website.

We wish to demonstrate our firm commitment to your rights to privacy. This is why we have set out the privacy guidelines set out below. We may need to change this Privacy Policy over time. We will post changes to this Privacy Policy to the website when such changes are necessary. All amended terms shall automatically be effective immediately after they are initially posted on the website.

This privacy policy explains by accepting this Privacy Policy, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Law

The information contained in this Privacy Policy shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  1. Data Protection Act

We abide by the principles set out in the act.

  1. Collection of personal data.

In order to conduct our business and to comply with our regulators requirements for their approved courses we may need to collect and store personal information including but not limited to: name, address, contact phone number, email address, company name, occupation, ethnic origin, and courses and dates attended with pass or fail information

We collect personal information in a number of ways:

  • When you contact us to discuss your booking.
  • When corresponding with you or contacting you about our services
  • Registration forms
  • When you take part in surveys or provide us with feedback.
  1. Use of your information

We collect your information to fulfil any bookings you make.
To help us provide and personalise our service to you.

To send reminders when qualifications are due for renewal
To send you news and offers about our services and products that may be of interest unless you have asked us not to contact you.
To deal with any administrative queries or questions regarding your booking.
To provide additional products and services you may request from us.
To ensure that content from our website is available in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

  1. Direct Marketing

We may contact you from time to time to provide you with information which we think you may find of interest.
You can contact us at any time to remove your details from our marketing database.
We will not make available or sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes.

  1. Disclosure of information

We may also disclose personal information where information is part of a due legal process and otherwise required or permitted by law.
If we sell, assign or transfer the assets of our business, or if our business is merged or enters into a joint venture with another business entity we reserve the right to sell or transfer the database maintained by us (including any personal information provided by you)

  1. Security

We employ security measures to protect the information provided by you from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing.

  1. Use of Cookies

They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

They enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, store information about your preferences and customise our site accordingly.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies are small files that are transferred from the website to the hard drive of your computer (device, mobile phone) and which help us to provide you with customised services. A cookie will not allow us to obtain information of a personal nature that will identify you to us, such as your name and address. We will only be aware of such information if you provide the information to us or you have set the preferences in your browser to provide this information automatically.
Most cookies are “session cookies”, which means that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session using the website. If your browser permits you to do so, you may decline our cookies. Please note that if you decline our cookies you may not be able to use certain features on the website. You may also encounter “cookies” or other similar devices on certain pages of the website that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.
The information we collect via the website in aggregate form allows us to carry out an analysis of user behaviour in general. This enables us to measure overall interest in the website and helps us to develop the website to make it more interesting/useful to users in general terms. We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

The analysis we perform does not include any personal information provided by you. We merely use the aggregate form of the information for these purposes.
Browsers are usually set to accept cookies, however if you would prefer not to receive cookies you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to refuse cookies it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively.

Accessing your information

If you wish to know what information we hold on you, please contact us in writing supplying sufficient information to enable us to identify you. We will only send this information to the e-mail address we have on file, unless you send us your postal address and request that we send the information to you at your postal address (and we are able to verify the validity of this address).

Removing and correcting information

If you request to remove your personal information from our database or you wish us to amend or change the information we hold about you on our database, we will remove or amend any such information on your request.

Data quality

You may change and modify the information you have previously provided to us, as follows:

1. Send an e-mail to us at info@akesisfirstaid.com  
2. Call us on: 01823 668604
3. Send a letter to: Akesis Medical Services, The Orchard, Tonedale, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0AD

Other Collectors of Information

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. To the extent that we use third party advertisers, they adhere to their own privacy policies. Since we do not control the privacy policy of any third party, you are subject to the privacy policy of that third party.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, how we run the website or your use of  our website, please send an e-mail to info@akesisfirstaid.com

In Safe Hands Award

Akesis are proud to be promoting and affiliated with the following Award

FAIB introduced the “In Safe Hands Award in 2017 at the request of Child Care settings.
The Award can be achieved by a Child Care setting or a Childminder the requirement is that the setting MUST HAVE a minimum of 35% of staff trained on the Paediatric First Aid course (12 hours) and a minimum of 35% of staff trained on the Emergency Paediatric course.

They must also have a Health & Safety Risk Assessment, a First Aid Risk Assessment and a First Aid Emergency Procedure Guide.

The cost per Child Care Setting is only £20 + VAT.

For more information about In Safe Hands Award please click here

Plaques for your Entrance

FAIB are now producing plaques for the IN SAFE HANDS AWARD

They are made of perspex and intended to go on the wall outside. The cost is £30

For pictures of the plaques please click here.

All prices are excluding VAT and delivery

Kind Regards

Ian Kershaw MBE

Changes to administration of EpiPen and EpiPen Junior


Changes to instructions on the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline autoinjector

Mylan UK has recently received an approval for a variation to the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline autoinjector. This update is in line with changes in the USA, Australia and some European countries. The changes have been implemented based on post marketing surveillance as well as the results of a review of relevant literature.

There is no change to the device or the drug (adrenaline); the change is in the instructions for use as outlined below:

  • Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on research confirming delivery of adrenaline for 3 seconds is sufficient.
  • Removal of the massage step after the injection – this step has been removed to simplify the process of administering EpiPen® or EpiPen® Junior.


  • It is important to remember that, the effectiveness of the EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior will not be impacted regardless of whether it is held for 3 or 10 seconds.


  • Patients should be reassured that even if their product indicates it should be used for 10 seconds there will be no detrimental impact if it is only used for 3 seconds.  


  • The place where the adrenaline is administered is the same for all three injectors; Emerade®, EpiPen® and Jext® are injected into the muscle in the front quarter of the outer thigh. However, the method of administration for each autoinjector varies slightly. Training should be given to all those who might be required to administer the adrenaline in an emergency, such as family members and friends. You can also find help on the website relevant to the injector you carry. For Emerade® visit www.emerade-bausch.co.uk, for EpiPen® visit www.epipen.co.uk and for Jext® visit www.jext.co.uk.


  • The adrenaline injectors prescribed in the UK at present are Emerade®, EpiPen® and Jext®. The Anaphylaxis Campaign has contacted ALK the pharmaceutical company that produces Jext® and Bausch and Lomb who produce Emerade® who have informed us that they have, at present, no plans the change the method of administration of their adrenaline autoinjectors.


  • We expect EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 3 second label to enter pharmacies in the UK from November 2017 onwards. There may still be some EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior with the 10 second label available on the market.
  • The changes above are aimed to improve patient compliance.

Thanks to Anaphylaxis Uk for providing the above information

First Aid training is important, and works

Email from a customer following their Paediatric First Aid course the previous weekend:

Hi Chris

Thank you so much for the course, we all really enjoyed it!

It was action stations when a child choked on cucumber this week, but Rachel knew exactly what to do!

Conversations generated from your training and training put into action!

Thank you again


Twyford Pre-School Nursery