Friday, September 6, 2019

Medical Training Options

Below, we take a look at two popular medical training solutions…

Flu Training

With flu vaccinations far more visible than ever, it is hoped that more people will take up such
jabs. For this reason, it's essential your staff receive flu vaccination training that has satisfied
the mandatory levels set out by the government. With flu circulation generally at its peak during
December, it's important to make sure your staff are prepared for this, the busiest period of the
year for vaccinations. You may want into look into numbing products, like Emla cream, to make it
more comfortable for patients. While mandatory rules state that staff performing flu vaccinations
need only be trained in the relevant procedures every two years, it is good practice to offer a
refresher course to keep staff up-to-date – this can usually be done via an online medical
training website.  This is best done before the first cold snap to ensure staff are prepared for that
busy winter flu season. Why is it important? Well, confusion can easily occur due to uncertainty
when it comes to, for example, remembering the differences between products. The Fluarix and
Fluenz Tetra brands are both different vaccinations; one is a nasal vaccination (Fluenz) while
another is an arm injected vaccination (Fluarix) for those at risk, 65s and over, children and
pregnant women. Mistakes like this have, can and will be made – so a refresher course can help
reduce risk.

CPR And First Aid Training

CPR and first aid training is essential in some workplaces – such as those working with harsh
chemicals. But in other environments, the provisions for first aid can be rather basic. Companies
can be reluctant to invest in staff training as it is, so why provide more than the essentials when
it comes to first aid?

Basic medical training and CPR training can save lives. It's a very powerful thought. While money
might be spent on many different training courses, it will often be the case that these skills fail to
transcend the workplace. But CPR and basic first aid training can do just that. This can help
motivate staff and can be seen as a way of encouraging further engagement in other training
courses. It also shows a commitment towards your staff's safety, demonstrating to them that
your company cares about their well-being. Additionally, you may be an organisation that has
many clients and customers coming through your doors. Given that cardiac arrests can happen
at any time and to anyone, your staff may end up saving the life of a valued customer or client.
If a staff member or customer were to suffer a cardiac arrest in your workplace, it undoubtedly
would have a profound effect on staff – as well as their productivity. Training of these basic
techniques can help staff feel that they're prepared for scenarios that would otherwise be out of
their control. Essentially, a potential tragedy can be averted and its negative effects on all
involved can be mitigated through such training.

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