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New App for Children to learn First Aid

 A Breathtaking Picnic App

This wonderful app teaches children the simple steps to take in the case of an emergency. Federico Semeraro and the Italian Resuscitation Council have produced this app that allows children to learn as they play. This life-saving app is available for Apple and Android in several languages. Tell all your friends, spread it as widely as possible!


If you would like us to run a short session with your children to encourage them to love First Aid please contact us on

01823 668604 or 07891865018



Supporting Pupils in School with Medical Conditions

Previously referred to as Managing Medicines in School this course is designed for those who are responsible for:

  • supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
  • administering medications to children in residential or other child care environments
  • managing medicines in schools and early years settings

The course gives an overview of the Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance published by DFES/DOH.  This was released in September 2014, and updated in December 2015.  It replaces the Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings guidance 2005, which described the standards for medicines management in schools and early years settings.

It also gives an overview of the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have towards children with medical conditions at school. This includes the legal responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered.

The Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Medicines policies
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Controlled drugs
  • Non prescription medicines
  • Individual Health care plans
  • Administering medicines
  • Supporting self-administration
  • Refusal of medicines
  • Record keeping
  • Insurance
  • Safe storage and disposal of medicines
  • Emergency medicines and procedures



Diabetes –

  1. Types 1 and 2
  2. Hypoglycaemia
  3. Hyperglycaemia
  4. Diabetic Medications
  5. Blood Testing
  6. Emergency Procedures


Asthma –

  1. What is it?
  2. Recognition of Signs & Symptoms
  3. Use of Inhalers & Spacers
  4. Emergency Procedures


Epilepsy –

  1. What is it?
  2. Medications & Treatment
  3. Emergency Procedures

The Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions course is held over 4 hours at your work premises, on a date and at a time to suit you.
Optional modules can be added to this course and include:
Anaphylaxis and Auto-Injector
Basic Life Support

In our second decade of delivering high quality First Aid and Care related courses in the South West, Akesis has built a first class reputation.

Outstanding course delivery,  commitment to excellence, support of students and first class customer service, verified by high level of repeat business from very satisfied customers.

Call us for more information or to get a quote to run a course at your premises please contact us

T: 01823 668 604
M: 07891865018
E: akesisfirstaid@gmail.com
W: www.akesisfirstaid.com

Paediatric First Aid course – March

Would you know what to do?Paediatric First Aid for Early Years Course

To be held at Butleigh School – Butleigh – Somerset

Sunday 12th and 19th March

10am – 4.30pm

Limited places available

Call us to book your place

T: 01823 668 604
M: 07891 865018
E: akesisfirstaid@gmail.com

Paediatric Blended Learning – Students Loving It!

The newly offered Blended Learning Paediatric First Aid course is being getting rave reviews by participants!

I found the online learning an excellent option when trying to achieve a work / home life balance.  It’s easy to follow and covers a wide breath of subject areas.  I really can’t think of any suggestions to improve this blended learning course’

‘ I enjoyed the blended learning and found the online part convenient, easy to use and preferable to previous first aid courses attended’

‘ The blended learning course was really helpful.  I feel very confident in doing First Aid and in my opinion it is perfect!’

‘ This was brilliant! Really enjoyed the course and it helped me to build confidence by being hands on (practical session).

Akesis Medical Services are working with an on line provider who have developed an excellent interactive elearning module to work alongside its face to face paediatric first aid course. It is an excellent alternative to the 2 day paediatric first aid course and it is suitable for anyone who works with young children. It is a comprehensive course in two parts for professional child carers including nannies, au pairs, pre-school, nursery and reception year teachers and child minders caring for children under 8.

The course content meets Ofsted and Scottish requirements for first aid training in Early Years settings.

The Blended Paediatric First Aid Course comes in 2 parts:

Part 1 involves completing the interactive e-learning module and can be done any time before you attend the face to face training. You will be sent a link to the e-learning module when you book this course.

Part 2 is a one day face to face course where you will learn and demonstrate all the practical sections of the course

Subjects covered include:

  • Role of a first aider, accident reporting and the first aid box
  • Action planning in an emergency
  • Unconscious baby or child
  • Infant, child and adult resuscitation (CPR )
  • Infant, child and adult action for choking
  • Head injuries
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock
  • Treatment for bleeding, shock and burns
  • Treatment for sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Eye, nose and ear obstructions
  • Childhood conditions
  • Asthma and respiratory infections
  • Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia,
  • Meningitis
  • Epilepsy and Convulsions Hypo/Hyperthermia


There is a short multiple choice assessment at the end of the e-learning module plus continuous assessment by your trainer throughout the face to face training day.

For more information

email: akesisfirstaid@gmail.com





First Aid Training ….. changes are coming….. watch this space!

Limited time to spend away from work?

HSE have now approved blended learning to be part of First Aid courses. 

This is exciting news for all who struggle to get time off, or to be able to free staff up, to attend vital first aid training courses.

computer screenBlended Learning coming with Akesis Medical Services

Do your theory on line

Advice to Employers on the use of Blended Learning in First Aid Training 

Blended learning is an accepted means by which workplace first aid training can be delivered.  It is important that Employers conduct the necessary additional checks (due diligence) to decide if staff should be trained in first aid using this method (a combination of electronic distance based and face to face classroom based instruction).  This means you should make sure:

  • you are satisfied that where first aid training comprises of blended learning, it is as effective as exclusively face to face learning;
  • the individual being trained knows how to use the technology that delivers the training;
  • the training provider has an adequate means of supporting the individual during their training;
  • the training provider has a robust system in place to prevent identity fraud; and,
  • sufficient time is allocated to classroom based learning and assessment of the practical elements of the syllabus.

Employers should also ensure they are complying with Regulation 13 of the Health and Safety Management Regulations 1999, which has a requirement  to ensure adequate time is set aside during the working day to undertake any first aid training employees receive.  HSE Guidance document GEIS3 will be updated to reflect this change.

training 2

 Once on line learning is completed follow up with classroom based

Hands on practical training.




On successful completion of both theory and practical sessions you will receive your certificate.

Reduced time spent away from home or work!


More information to come soon ….. watch this space!

01823 668 604 / 07891865018



First Aid at Work course





To be held at St Dunstan’s School, Glastonbury, Somerset

29th, 30th June and 1st July

9.15 – 15.30


Limited places available

To book your place or to find out more

Call: 01823 668604 or 07891 865018

Email: akesisfirstaid@gmail.com

Or simply fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you.

First Aid – My Passion!

Teaching first aid is a PASSION of mine. It’s not something I do just to earn a living. I LOVE what I do. I take my time. I pour my heart into every course I run. I will NEVER rush a course just to ‘get it finished’. When you book with Akesis, know that I have thought about my time with you before it has even happened. I LOOK FORWARD to teaching you how to save lives and I think about what you need to learn and how I am best going to deliver it for you to get the maximum from any course. That’s passion!


unconsicous patient

Poppies Paediatric Course

Practising the log roll for a suspected spinal injury

Poppies Paediatric Course

Baby CPR



Supporting Meningitis Research


Where do I start with this injury??????

Where do I start with this injury??????

Why should YOU learn First Aid?  Because you may, one day, be called upon to help someone who is ill or injured. What you do can make the difference between life and death.

To find out more call:

01823 668604 or 07891865018

Or email akesisfirstaid@gmail.com

Make it your New Year Resolution to get trained! Get the Passion!