Allergies - First Aid advice

 

 

Allergies occur when the body perceives a seemingly harmless substance as a threat and the immune system produces an inappropriate response.

 

Allergy is the most common chronic disease in Europe. Up to 20% of patients with allergies struggle daily with the fear of a possible asthma attack, anaphylactic shock, or even death from an allergic reaction.

 

In the 20 years to 2012 there was a 615% increase in the rate of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis in the UK.

 

Allergy U.K have reported that an estimated 21 million people in the U.K suffer with some form of allergy.  This figure includes 50% of all children.  These statistics show that allergies are an increasingly prevalent problem.   The severity of the allergy can differ from person to person, ranging from mild and simply inconvenient to a life-threatening anaphylaxis.

A person can develop an allergy to any substance and can also become allergic to something they have previously been able to tolerate. 

 

A specific protein contained in the substance will cause the allergic reaction.  Common substances people are allergic to include food such as nuts or shellfish, pollen, pet hair, chemicals such as hair dye, medications (such as penicillin and NSAIDS) and insects such as bees and wasps.

Symptoms can be varied and include:

·         Sneezing

·         Coughing

·         wheezing

·         Itching of skin and/or eyes nose

·         Rashes

·         Vomiting and diarrhoea

 

Allergic reactions are usually managed with avoidance of the substance that causes the allergy, but this is not always possible.

Medication can be used to treat mild-moderate allergic reactions and anti-histamines are widely available without prescription. Symptoms of the allergy can also be treated with medications such as steroid creams for rashes, nasal sprays for nasal irritation and emollients for eczema.

A severe allergic reaction can be life threatening and is known as Anaphylaxis.

Symptoms can include some or all of the below:

·         Swelling of the tongue, throat, difficulty in swallowing

·         Difficulty in breathing usually resulting in a noise known as stridor

·         Severe wheeze when breathing

·         Dizziness/collapse

·         Vomiting

·         Increase in heart rate

·         Rash (urticaria, hives)

 

If you suspect somebody is experiencing an anaphylactic reaction an ambulance needs to be called immediately. Treatment for anaphylaxis is an intra-muscular injection of adrenaline.  People who know they are at risk of an anaphylactic reaction will usually carry an auto injector so as to be able to treat themselves quickly in the event of a reaction.

Adrenaline is life saving and must be used promptly in anaphylaxis. Delaying the giving of adrenaline can result in deterioration and death. This is why using an adrenaline device is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis.

Here at Lubas medical we offer anaphylaxis training as part of our first aid courses. We can also provide a bespoke course to teach how to recognise an anaphylactic reaction and how to administer the recommended treatment.

For more information regarding allergies, and how to manage them visit:

www.allergyuk.org

You’ll find lots of useful information and a different article each day of allergy week highlighting a relevant topic.

 

 

 

 

Voucher Terms and Conditions

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Voucher Terms and Conditions

 

  •   By entering this competition, you confirm that you have read and fully understand the following terms and conditions.
  •  Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.
  • To enter the competition, Tweet using the Twitter hashtag provided by Lubas Medical.
  •  Competition winner will be picked at random from all entries via Twitter.
  •  Voucher valid until 25th November 2018.
  • £50 discount voucher may be used on any Lubas Medical Ltd course or product.
  • No refund or transfer will be offered if the winner cannot attend the chosen course after booking confirmation is complete. 
  •  Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Lubas Medical Ltd, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions.
  • The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
  • Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
  • Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, or inaudible (if made by phone) will not be valid and deemed void.
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  • All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.
  • The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel, accommodation, travel documents, passports and visas.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers' terms and conditions.
  • The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering the spirit of the competition.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

 

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Competition Terms and Conditions

  • By entering this competition, you confirm that you have read and fully understand the following terms and conditions.

 

  •  Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.

 

  •  To enter the competition, fill in your correct details on the Lubas slip provided and place in the competition box.

 

  •   Competition winner will be picked at random.

 

  •  Free course place valid until 25th June 2018.

 

  •  Voucher may only be used on Lubas Sports Trauma Management and Lubas Wound Management courses with available spaces.

 

  •  No refund or transfer will be offered if the winner cannot attend the chosen course after booking confirmation is complete.

 

  • Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Lubas Medical Ltd, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions.

 

  • The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.

 

  •  Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.

 

  •   Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, or inaudible (if made by phone) will not be valid and deemed void.

 

  •  All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

 

  •   No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.

 

  •  The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

 

  •  The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel, accommodation, travel documents, passports and visas.

 

  • Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers' terms and conditions.

 

  •   The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering the spirit of the competition.

 

 

  •  In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

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The perfect solution to a missed CPD session

We know how frustrating it is to miss your annual dental or GP CPR session. As a member of staff it means a hole in your personal development. For a practice manager it creates a huge headache trying to organise an entire CPR or First Aid session just for one or two staff members.

We've created the perfect solution. Whether you're a practice manager trying to arrange staff training or a clinician looking for those extra CPD points, we have the courses for you. We have now added a new area to our website where you can book in on regular CPD session on a whole host of relevant subjects.

The sessions are run from our training suite at Pinewood studios in Cardiff at a variety of different times to suit your busy schedule.

We are looking to expand the numberof courses and vary the subject matter as much as possible, whilst also running regular session on the most popular topics.

If you can't find the course you're looking for, please contact us as it's your suggestions and ideas that usually end up on the course list!

For more information visit the 'CPD Drop-in sessions' page on our site.

LUBAS MEDICAL LTD

LUBAS is a family run business based in Cardiff. We provide an array of Medical Training, Event & Production Staff and services that suit a range of needs.

We love what we do and are a constantly growing and evolving family of staff. We’re always looking to improve and innovate in the way we deliver our services.

We are looking for a new Training Officer to add to our vibrant and ever-growing team. We want applicants who are hungry to learn more and develop both themselves, and the company, and embrace the Lubas Medical culture.

Lubas Medical Training Officer – Job Role and Specification

 Role:        Training Officer

Salary:      Starting rate of £25000 per annum (up to £30000)

Location:  Lubas Medical, Pinewood Studio Wales, Cardiff

Hours:       9 – 5 Monday to Friday (however some evening and weekend work required)

Benefits:    Use of Lubas company car during work hours

                   Auto enrolment into Lubas Pension Scheme

                  Additional paid Christmas Holidays (following successful probation)

                  Free eye care (up to £100)

                  Healthy eating programme – free fruit

Job Description

The Lubas Medical Training Officer role will primarily consist of teaching a variety of courses from basic level first aid, Basic Life Support, CPR, Automated External Defibrillation and Medical Emergencies Administration in GP surgeries and dental practices.

Training Officers will also teach Lubas Medical First Aid for Sport & Exercise (Level 1 & 2) and Sports Trauma Management courses for healthcare professionals in sport.

We pride ourselves on our unique, effective delivery of training that is evident in all our courses. We have an adaptable, flexible, professional and friendly approach that all our instructors are expected to project while teaching. 

Job Specification

Prospective applicants should understand that the Training Officer role requires the following specification:

Essential

* Applicants must firstly be fully prepared to embrace the Lubas Medical culture, and maintain and abide by our principles of work.

* It is essential that applicants hold a valid Nursing or Paramedic qualification to enable them to teach at the level required.

* Applicants must hold a valid UK driver’s licence.

* Applicants must be adaptable. Different audiences and levels may require different approaches but must still be delivered in our specific style.

* We require Training Officers to be personable and approachable – we excel at building long – term relationships with our customers and our Training Officers play a huge part in this.

* Travel will be required on most working days. Therefore, Training Officers must be flexible and willing to travel.

* Organisational skills are essential to maintain a high attention to detail – our Training Officers are self- sufficient and plan their own weekly workload.

* Applicants must be ambitious and keen to develop their role within Lubas Medical.

* We rely on all our staff to look for opportunities to be innovative in the way we deliver our services. This also includes looking for ways of increasing and customising our services to suit each individual customer. Training Officers should always be looking at ways to improve their own skills along with the development of the company

Desirable

* Any previous teaching experience would be advantageous

 * Any teaching qualifications you currently hold would also be desirable.

* Additional C1 driving licence and/or blue lights trained

* Any additional skills and qualifications that we don’t currently have within Lubas Medical.

* Evidence of up to date Continual Professional Development

* Qualifications in Advanced Life Support

Closing date 4/1/17

 

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