We're excited to announce we will be hosting a FREC level 3 in Cardiff on the 12th-16th of march. 

It will be hosted at our premises at Pinewood Studios. 

For more information please don't hesitate to contact us via email at info@lubasmedical.com or call the office on 02921 304 101

Hi everybody, we're excited here at Lubas to say that we will be an exhibitor at this years annual Therapy Expo. 

Come visit us (in the area highlighted in orange!) and get updated on the latest CPR & Anaphylaxis guidelines announced in April. 

Delegates will be able to attend theory session's and then head straight to the training zone where they will carry out a practical with us! 

We will be rewarding certificates to all who successfully complete a practical session with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 So are you attending the Therapy Expo 2016? It'd be great to see as many of you as possible, we'd also love to hear what your looking forward to at this years Expo so don't forget to send us a tweet @lubasmedical or like us on Facebook and drop us message!  www.facebook.com/Lubasmedicalltd/

Want more info on the Therapy Expo? why not head over to their website and check it out! www.therapyexpo.co.uk

Also would you like more info on Lubas medical and the course's/services we provide? Head over to our website now. www.lubasmedical.com

Diabetes Awareness week

Posted by Chris

This week is diabetes awareness week and diabetes UK are running a campaign to dispel some of the myths that surround the disease. One such myth is that you can have a “touch of diabetes” when in reality anyone with diabetes has a progressive disease which can lead to significant health issues if the disease is not detected or well treated. 3.5 million people in the UK have a diagnosis of diabetes, in the last year 235,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes and the charity estimate that a further 4,500 people will be diagnosed by the end of this week. These figures highlight the number of people affected by this disease and in turn the cost to the N.H.S of not only managing the disease but the complications that can arise. During this blog we will look at what diabetes is, how it can affect your health and the signs and symptoms to look out for if you think you might have diabetes.

In order for our bodies to work correctly our cells require energy, we gain this energy from the food we eat, more specifically from the glucose in our food.  Diabetes is the bodies inability to use this glucose effectively.  The problems arise when insulin, the hormone required to manage glucose levels in the blood, is either absent, reduced or has become ineffective. Insulin is released by the organ called the pancreas. (see diagram above) 

 Diabetes can cause serious health issues if not well controlled or left untreated, these can include: heart disease, kidney disease, sight problems and problems with nerves causing reduced sensation especially in the feet. If diabetes is diagnosed early and well controlled the risk of developing these conditions can be greatly reduced. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of diabetes early and assessing your risk of developing diabetes are therefore extremely beneficial.

 

Signs and symptoms of diabetes can include (but not limited too): 

 

  • Tiredness and lethargy 

  • Excessive thirst 

  • Increased urination especially at night 

  • Blurred vision  

  • Unexplained weight loss 

  • Cuts taking longer to heal 


You can work out your risk of developing diabetes by visiting: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/What-is-diabetes/Know-your-risk-of-Type-2-diabetes/ 

 

 

 This week is child safety week raising awareness of the risks of childhood accidents and how we can prevent them.   There are potential risks around every corner for developing and inquiring minds. Hot pans being pulled from the stove, trips and falls, road safety, swallowing of poisons to name but a few. 

I have two children of my own and have had to deal with numerous accidents throughout their lives, falls, insect stings, illness and even the ingestion of medication.  Being a qualified nurse of 20 years and now a training officer for Lubas medical,  I feel prepared to cope with most situations, but when it comes to my own children things can always seem that little bit more worrying. It would appear I have not passed this anxiety onto them.   I remember my daughter probably about 8 at the time fell from the trampoline and was crying in pain, when I asked her what happened she said she there was no point in telling me because all I would say is “you’ll be okay” when I asked her is that what I always say she said “yes, but you’re always right”.  She cried for a little bit more and then ran off to play on the trampoline again.  There were times however when I didn’t know it would be alright and remember 2 ambulance rides with my son, one when he had fever, thankfully from tonsillitis and not meningitis and the other when his lips swelled due to an allergic reaction I am thankful that I knew the signs to look for that indicated to me he was very unwell, and knew the appropriate action to take.

 

Choking is a medical emergency that has always worried me and even more so where children are concerned.  We all know that children put everything and anything in their mouths indeed my inquisitive daughter was once found eating the dogs’ dinner! As a child I can still remember my mother hitting a friend of mine hard on the back to dislodge a fifty pence piece that was stuck in her throat, thankfully she lived to tell the tale, but tragically some children do not. 

We cannot wrap our children in cotton-wool nor supervise them 24 hours a day as they grow and seek independence, but we can prepare ourselves with knowledge and skills and be able to react what we should do when an accident happens.  The message of this child safety week is turn off technology, to become less distracted and look at the world around us and the potential risks it holds for our children. You could use this time to attend a first aid for parents course so you will be prepared if an accident should happen. We at Lubas medical can run such courses anywhere, playgroups, mother and toddler groups or even work places. Give us a call to arrange a course today.

http://www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/ 

 

 (https://www.facebook.com/events/238369713209241/ - Facebook event page)

(http://www.lubasmedical.com/lubas-medical-courses/course-info/first-aid-for-parents - Course page for booking and more info)

What’s the problem?

 Developing the skills and knowledge to manage traumatic sports injuries is something that comes with real life experience, practice and dealing with emergencies first hand. As professionals working in sport we would never wish serious traumatic injuries upon any of the players we care for, but this causes a paradox in that how do we learn to manage these incidents if they do not occur regularly, if indeed at all

The Lubas Medical Sports Trauma Management course has been one method of preparing healthcare professionals for the eventuality of traumatic injuries in sport for over 15 years. A current Sports Trauma Management qualification is valid for three years, but after only a short period of time it is easy to forget the details of how to identify and effectively manage a range of complex, or potentially life threatening, injuries. 

 

 What’s the solution?

 As a healthcare professional it is your responsibility to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. Lubas Medical are now offering a new STM refresher course to run alongside our Sports Trauma Management course to enable you to do this. The one-day refresher course is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has completed the STM course within the previous 1-2 years to refresh and update skills and knowledge that may have been lost over time. 

 One day Sports Trauma Management Refresher

This new refresher course is advised, as best practice, to be completed between 12-18 months of your STM qualification, and recaps the fundamental skills and knowledge previously learnt

Taking a different approach!

This new 1 day STM refresher course will provide you with a current CPR + AED qualification. This falls in line with current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines that advise healthcare professionals to update their CPR + AED training at least annually. In addition to this the one-day STM refresher course will focus on scenario based learning, hands-on clinical skills and practical demonstrations covering traumatic injuries such as: 

 

  • The immediate management of Airway and/or Breathing issues (the use of airway adjuncts and oxygen) 

  • Management of acute MSK injuries, including fractures and dislocations (the use of splinting devices and Entonox) 

  • Head injuries and concussion 

  • Spinal injury management (collar measurement, log rolling, spinal stretchers and straps) 

 

There will be no change to the frequency of attendance on the 2 day STM course which will still need to be completed every 3 years to remain STM qualified. Lubas Medical hope that this one-day STM refresher will give those who cover sport the added practical experience to manage traumatic sports injuries safely and confidently, in between their 3 yearly STM requalification period 

 

 

Please follow the link for more information regarding the course or get in contact with us via email or phone.

http://www.lubasmedical.com/lubas-medical-courses/course-info/sports-trauma-management 

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