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January 9, 2010

Listeria and food poisoning

Listeria monocytogenes is especially harmful for pregnant women and the over sixties. It is found in soft cheeses, especially those made with unpasteurized milk, patés both vegetable and meat and butter. Listeria usually produces flu like symptoms in the sufferer.  Listeria can multiply at fairly low temperatures and so can colonize foods that are stored […]



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December 24, 2009

Is it a legal requirement to have an AED?

There is no legal requirement at present to provide and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) but liability might arise under common law for failure to take adequate safeguards to protect members of the public, staff or contractors present at a facility. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 do not prevent an employer making an AED […]



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December 24, 2009

Are there any benefits for having an AED on site?

The treatment of sudden cardiac arrest is time critical and for every minute that defibrillation is delayed decreases the casualties chance of survival between 7 – 10% An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) can provide a safe and easy to use means of defibrillation for the casualty There is a significant increase in casualty survival rates […]



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December 24, 2009

Can only trained personnel use an AED?

Whilst it is best practice to ensure personnel are appropriately trained in the use of an AED by attending a suitable training course. However it is the view of the UK Resuscitation council and the British Heart Foundation that the use of an AED should not be restricted to trained personnel only.



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December 24, 2009

Can an AED be used on children?

Standard AEDs with can be used on children over 8 years old. Some AED models, such as the ones we use on our training courses, have both adult and paediatric chest pads, so for children between 1 and 8 years old, paediatric pads or a paediatric mode should be used if available; if not available […]



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December 24, 2009

Does the use of an AED replace the need for CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)?

No, the AED is used in conjunction with CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) so you will still need to carry out the cest compressions and mouth to mouth breaths.  The AED machine will prompt and guide you during this process.



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December 24, 2009

What is an AED?

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a small portable device that allows the user to deliver a defibrillation shock to a casualty in cardiac arrest but only if the casualty requires it.



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August 27, 2009

Food Safety exam sections –

There are four main sections to the 1-day Food Safety course, the exam covers them all



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July 20, 2009

Storage and Reheating of Cooked Food

Storage and Reheating of Cooked Food



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July 20, 2009

Are green potatoes safe to eat ?

Are green potatoes poisonous ? Yes !  Here’s an explanation.



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