Adrian Sevume Kauma has kindly provided Axcis with this guest blog about his training company and why he was compelled to start it, as well as offering Axcis readers an exclusive 15% discount on his courses. Do you know how to deal with a nosebleed, seizure or choking episode? If not, you may wish to consider making use of this great offer!
SK Training and Development was inspired by my beautiful daughter. In 2014, just after she turned one, she suffered from febrile convulsion. This happened after experiencing rapid body temperature change. My wife panicked and I knew I had to take control of the situation when we discovered she was not breathing. Due to lack of oxygen, she had started to turn blue and I had a feeling that if nothing was done there and then she would die. I did the only thing that seemed appropriate and that was CPR. Thank God, the CPR was successful and paramedics strongly advised that she be observed in hospital.
After this ordeal I no longer felt like I was a parent who had all the bases covered, and this introduced a sense of vulnerability. As a result, I developed a passion for First Aid and SK Training & Development was born!
Many people believe that first aid is a mundane tick box requirement for the work place or something to make their CV look better. At first glance, that may seem like the case but first aid training can be the difference between life and death, so shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Don’t think you need first aid training?
If you believe you can manage the following three situations without using Google or referring to a friend, high 5 to you! However if you fail to deal with any one of them, then it may be worth considering doing some training. Book a course on our site and use the code AXCIS19 to get a 15% discount.*
1. Dealing with nosebleeds – Not a lot of people know how to deal with nose bleeds (At least 95% of people we train don’t know prior to us training them) Nose bleeds happen a lot in childcare settings, especially during climate change e.g. summer time, high altitudes, injuries to the nose and so on.
2. Absence seizures – Are they ignoring you? Or do they not care about what you’re saying? With these seizures it’s very easy to assume that the child is daydreaming, lost in thought or even tired. Could you handle this? Or would you risk the child being in trouble with their teacher for being off-task or ignoring them?
3. If a child is coughing on a piece of fruit/food – Do we need to pat them on the back or give them sips of water to clear the airway? What’s the right thing to do?
Being in this position is considerably scary for anyone. Don’t be the person who panics and does the wrong thing. With SK Training and Development, we make everything easy to understand, relatable and aim to build your confidence and eradicate helplessness.
By Adrian Sevume Kauma
SK Training and Development is based in London, but can offer courses nationally. Check out their website to find out more, and don’t forget to use the AXCIS19* discount code when you book!
*Please check with SK Training Directly for terms and conditions of this offer
If you would be interested in a teaching or support position at a school or alternative provision, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? Alternatively, if you are seeking staff for your school or provision, or would like to refer a friend to us, pop us and email – we’d be happy to help!