Back to School = Back to Learning.

Have you been Home Schooling???

Time to get back to your own learning!!!

Lockdown has been a very difficult time for many of us and we have all had to learn to adapt to a new and different way of doing things.

For many, this has meant teaching children at home to make sure that they don't fall behind with their learning and development.

Now that the schools have re-opened so has our wonderful Ajuda Training Academy.

You can book yourself onto one of our many courses and expand your own learning as well as gaining extra qualifications.

Our First Aid courses could one day, help you save a life and at the same time would look even more impressive on your ever growing CV.

We have social distancing measures in place in our training rooms to ensure that everyone remains safe and protected at all times.

Personal protective Equipment is readily available in all areas of the Academy.

Gloves

Aprons

Hand Sanitiser

Face Masks

2 x Hand Wash Areas

Personal safety is our priority at all times.

You can rest assured that all appropriate measures are continually adhered to and all areas are completely sanitised before and after every course.

Click the link below to browse the many courses Ajuda have to offer

www.ajuda.org.uk

We currently have smaller class sizes so would advise contacting us to check availability before booking any courses.

Contact the office on 02920576883 if you have any questions.

Safe & Protected

It has been 2 Months since we reopened our Ajuda Training Academy.

We have been pleased to welcome so many students back to our classrooms and have been highly praised for the safety measures we have embedded into our daily routine to ensure everyone is protected at all times.

These unprecedented times over the last 8 months have been extremely difficult for everyone.

Going back into a training environment can be quite daunting so we at Ajuda have made it our priority to ensure all students, tutors & administrative staff are kept safe when they are with us. 

Hand Sanitiser & Masks

Throughout The Academy

Socially Distanced 

Classroom

First Aid 

Training Room

We look forward to welcoming many many more students to the Academy 

Why not have a look at the Courses we offer 

https://www.ajuda.org.uk/training-courses/

The Top 5 First Aid Tips & Tricks

First aid tip 1:

Direct pressure stops bleeding

Serious bleeding from a major blood vessel is a life-threatening emergency.

The best way to stop severe bleeding to apply firm, direct pressure directly over the bleeding wound.

First aid tip 2:

Anyone can use a defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) deliver an electrical shock to help victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating due to a problem with the electrical activity.

AEDs can be found in many public places – shops, railway stations, airports, gyms, schools, colleges etc.

An AED is designed to be used by anyone! They are fully automated and have voice prompts to help bystanders use the device.

First aid tip 3:

Nosebleeds – forwards not back!

The best way to stop a nosebleed is to pinch the soft part of the nose for a minimum of 10 minutes and learn forwards not back!

First aid tip 4:

Water for burns

Cooling a burn quickly is vital to prevent further damage to tissue. The best way to cool a burn is running water! Putting anything else on a burn (such as butter, toothpaste etc.) will not be as effective in removing heat and stopping the burning process.

First aid tip 5:

Chest compressions rule

The most important component of CPR is high quality chest compressions. If you are unable or unwilling to do rescue breathing (“the kiss of life”) then don’t! Instead to continuous chest compressions until further medical help arrives.

These are just some Tips & Tricks

We have fully comprehensive First Aid Training courses that will teach you all the skills and could help you save lives

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day Course)

£95+vat

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First Aid At Work (3 Day Course)

£220+vat

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To Check Availability or to book

Please contact the office on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

World Friendship Day / International Day Of Friendship 2020

World Friendship Day, also known as International Day of Friendship takes place on 30th July.

The original idea for a day of friendship came from Hallmark cards in the 1930’s. Originally celebrated on 2nd August, the day was largely viewed cynically by the public as a money making exercise, sales of friendship day cards did not take off in Europe and by the mid-1940’s the day had faded into obscurity in the USA. The idea of a day to honour friendship was, however, adopted by a number of countries in Asia where it remained a popular custom to reserve a day for celebrating friendships and the exchange of gifts between friends.

The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July 1958 by the World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organisation that campaigns to foster a culture of peace through friendship. Many years later, in 2011, the 30th July was declared as the International Day of Friendship by the General Assembly of United Nations.

With the growing popularity of social media throughout the world, there has been an increase in celebrating World Friendship day and International Day of Friendship online as well as with community activities in local communities aimed at bringing those of different backgrounds together.

How to celebrate Friendship Day

There are no set rules on how to celebrate Friendship Day. The beauty of all friendships, whether tried and tested or new and burgeoning, is that each one is unique from the last. This gives you and your best buddies a blank slate to do whatever you want to do, within reason, of course, and celebrate it however you see fit, and how to honour the memories you have made together.

Taking a trip together to celebrate is an excellent way to make the day all about each other. You can visit places that mean something to you, whether that’s the beach where you first met or the scene of your most infamous exploits. Or, you can go to that one place where you promised each other you’d always go.

With so many people living such busy lives, however, not everyone can plan a big day out for each other. But that’s what makes Friendship Day such a wonderful occasion. Best friends understand that life often gets in the way, so they won’t be disappointed if there’s no colossal celebration in their honour. Maybe next year, though?

Just a phone call checking in on them could morph into an hours-long conversation discussing life, the universe, and everything in between. For long-lost friends, this is a great way to catch up and spill all the secrets that don’t end up on social media. For friends who still keep in regular contact, it’s always a great way to learn about what each other had for lunch.

Likewise, celebrating Friendship Day at school is easy, too. Students can write essays about what friendships mean to them, and why they consider their friends to be their best. Similarly, art, poetry, and other avenues are all ways to get kids thinking about what friendship is.

So, today more than any other day is the chance to let all your besties, whether near or far, know how much you care for and appreciate them. It’s the chance to reach out to old friends, new friends, and even those you see every day of the week, and do something that celebrates what your friendship means to you.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (Wales)
Training Course

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE COURSE?

What to say and do in a crisis.

Practice listening and responding.

How to apply the 5 steps of MHFA.

The importance of good listening skills.

Understanding recovery from mental health problems.

How to respond if you believe someone is at risk of suicide.

How to give immediate help until professional help is available.

Understanding the connection between mental health problems and alcohol and drugs.

Understanding the connection between mental health problems and discrimination.

Some basic information about common mental health problems Self-help

COURSE DATES

Sept 21st & 22nd, Oct  15th & 16th,  Nov 17th & 18th, Dec  15th & 16th

HOW MUCH?

The cost of the course is £140 +VAT per person

Or £1,300+VAT for a group of 12

VENUE ADDRESS

15 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5DP

GET IN TOUCH

02920 576883 admin@ajuda.org.uk www.ajuda.org.uk

World Youth Skills Day 15th July 2020

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

Here at Ajuda Training Academy we provide many different training courses including First Aid, Health and Safety, Manual Handling, Mental Health First Aid and Employability Skills. 

All of these courses are a great way to learn life saving skills that, as long as you keep your training up top date, will stay with you throughout your whole life. 

This year’s theme is ‘learning to learn for life and work’.

The campaign aims to reduce unemployment among young people across the globe and highlight how their lives have changed since learning a new skill.

Contact one of our helpful Ajuda team members today and book yourself onto one of our many courses.

“Learn something New

to make a better You”

Ajuda CEO Dawn Evans is Finalist at Welsh Veterans Awards 2020

At this years Welsh Veterans Awards our CEO Dawn Evans has been selected as a Finalist in Role Model of the Year category.

We at Ajuda are all so excited and very proud of Dawn because she works so hard to help others succeed and be the very best that they can.

She has been Director of Ajuda, one of Wales' top training companies for 11 years and counting.

Dawn has recently written and published the first in a series of fun educational children's books, teaching basic first aid skills in a fun way.

The list of charities that Dawn supports is growing every day.

Last year Dawn and her husband took on a big challenge to raise money for the ABF Soldiers’ Charity. They climbed Mount Toubkal in Morocco, the highest mountain in North Africa.

Dawn is always looking for new challenging ways to raise funds for different charities.

All of us at Ajuda would like to wish Dawn and all the other finalists the very best of luck.

Here is the full list of Finalists

https://veteransawards.co.uk/2020/07/06/meet-our-shortlisted-finalists-at-the-welsh-veterans-awards-2020/

The Awards take place on August 26th at the Village Hotel in Cardiff.

Are all your Certificates up to date ???

Is your First Aid Certificate Up To Date?

Book yourself onto one of our Many courses Now!!!

Here at Ajuda we strive to offer the most comprehensive training at the best price.

There are several options to suit every budget

All Training Rooms at our Academy have been adapted for Social Distancing with your safety in mind.

We can even bring the training to you as long as you can provide a Socially Distanced environment.

See Below for just a few of the courses we offer

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)


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Check out or First Aid Training Room.

We have implemented  a 2 Metre distance between every Learner

Any Gloves, Aprons & Hand Sanitiser will be supplied free of charge

Refreshments include bottled water and sealed biscuits for your enjoyment

Classrooms are completely sanitised before and after every course

Your safety and protection is our priority at all times

Limited Offer

Book a First Aid Course Now and you will receive a Free Mini First Aid Kit

Normally costs £4.75

Handy Carry Pouch (colour may vary from image)
(Dimensions L13.5cm x W10cm x D7cm)
Meduim Dressing (Dimensions 12cm x 12cm)
Triangular Bandage (Dimensions 90cm x 127cm)
Resucitation Sheild with Valve
Powder Free Latex Gloves (1 x Medium/Large Pair)

Due to current class size restrictions we recommend checking availability before booking

Contact us by Telephone on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

International Nurses Day 2020

May 12th is International Day of the Nurse and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, Ajuda joins hundreds of organisations worldwide to highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and say a massive thank you for all the work they do on a day to day basis.

 

 

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics –  providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.

 

We hope that as many people as possible from around the world will take part in this global moment of reflection by sharing their stories, photos and tributes on social media using the hashtag #RememberHealthHeroes. Tonight at 20.30 people all around the world will world will light a candle or even use the light on their mobile phones, to show respect for the health workers lost to this pandemic.

Celebrate VE Day at Home with your Family in Lockdown

VE Day is Friday 8th May – Let's celebrate at home with family while self-isolating?

This year, VE Day will coincide with the early May Day bank holiday, making it the perfect time to get together with your household for a celebration. The UK may be in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a weekend of celebrations to mark this special moment in history.

Why do we celebrate VE Day?

VE Day marked the end of World War 2 – and in turn, the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign. As such, it was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly poignant, given that it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Join The Nation in a two minute silence

At 11am, a national two-minute silence will be held to remember the sacrifice of those who fought in the war.

Toast to the Heroes

At 3pm, Britons are being invited to take to their doorsteps to raise a glass, cheer and clap during The National Toast to the Heroes of World War Two.

Join in a National sing-along

Music helped to keep morale high in wartime and we could all use a little boost ourselves in these times of uncertainty.

Dame Vera Lynn will lead us in a nationwide sing-along to wartime classic We'll Meet Again on Friday night.

The 103-year-old singer will perform from a window at her Sussex home just after 9pm, following the Queen's special address to the nation.

Let's all join her and lift the spirits of the nation

VE Day 75: The People's Celebration airs on BBC One from 8pm.

Vera Lynn Now & Then

The world must know what happened, and never forget.’ – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

3 Reasons why it’s important to renew your training qualifications

Qualification renewal is crucial, whether it is for first aid, fire safety, or food hygiene, not only to keep your qualifications up to date but your knowledge too. You know how to get a certificate, but did you know it’s important to keep it current?

 

Why is it important to renew?

 

 

1. The guidelines and procedures can change

Each year, new medical advancements are made, guidelines are revisited and procedures can be updated or amended. To stay on top of all changes, regular training renewal is vital. You don’t want to perform a previous version of a procedure if there is a newer, more effective version available, especially when it comes to life-saving procedures

 

2. To continually refresh skills and knowledge

Even if only a few details have changed since you last did a training course, if you’re not performing first aid and CPR on a regular basis you’re likely to start to forget little things.

Keep your skills and knowledge refreshed and stay in practice by renewing within the recommended three-year time frame for first aid or every 12 months for the CPR component.

 

3. Stay confident

It’s one thing to know the techniques, but it’s another to have the confidence to apply them when the time comes. Regular training ensures that you will always have the confidence (along with those life-saving skills) to act quickly and effectively when faced with a potentially stressful medical situation.

 

 

 

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MHFA (Wales) Adult

2 Day Course

11th & 12th March

21st & 22nd April

£120 + vat per person

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First Aid at Work 

3 Day course

23rd – 25th March

27th – 29th April

£210 + vat per person

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MHFA (Wales) Youth

2 Day Course

16th & 17th April

29th & 30th June

£140 + vat per person

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1 Day course

23rd March

27th April

£90 + vat per person

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

2 Day Course

2nd & 3rd March

6th & 7th May

£160 + vat per person

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Level 2 Fire Safety & Fire Marshal

1 Day course

13th March

1st April

£90 + vat per person

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First Aid Trainer 

3 Day Course

6th – 8th April

£425 + vat per person

 

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Time for Defibruary!

Around 30,000 people in Britain every year suffer a sudden cardiac arrest in the community and around 8,000 people suffer in Wales from the same reason. They can affect anyone at any time – from young children at school, to adults when they are at work or at home. In that case it seems to be important to know what a defibrillator is, how to use it and where to find it – isn’t it?

What does #defibruary actually stands for?

The combination of words defibrillator and February aims to create an action which will increase the awareness of defibrillators importance. The Welsh Ambulance Service dedicated the whole month for educating people how to use those lifesaving devices to decrease the negative effects of cardiac arrests. The victim’s chances for survival are close to 90% if defibrillator is used within the first minute of collapse. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7% to 10%. Delay for over 10 minutes decreases the chance of survival in adults to less than 5 percent. The greater knowledge about defibrillators the greater chances to save lives!

Defibrillators – all you need to know

Defibrillator called also AED – automated external defibrillator is a portable lifesaving device used to administer an electric shock to the heart and restore the heart’s normal rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. If the heart can be shocked quickly with an AED, a normal heart rhythm may be restored. Due to being portable, automated and easy to use defibrillators can be used in public places and at home.

How to use them?

Although not all defibrillators look the same, they function broadly in the same way. The most important thing you can do if you come across the unconscious and unresponsive person is to call 999 and start CPR to keep the blood flowing in the organism. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation after experiencing a heart attack reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%. If you do have a defibrillator these are a few steps that you need to follow:

  1. Turn the defibrillator on with the green button and follow its instructions.
  2. Peel off the sticky pads and attach them to the patient’s skin as it’s shown in the picture on the defibrillator (one on each side of the chest).
  3. Once you attach the pads, stop CPR and don’t touch the patient.
  4. The defibrillator will analyse the patient’s heartbeat and assess whether a shock is needed and if so, it will tell you to press the shock button (an automatic defibrillator will shock the patient without prompt).
  5. The defibrillator will tell you when the shock has been delivered and whether you need to continue CPR.
  6. If so, continue with CPR procedure until the patient shows signs of life or the defibrillator tells you to stop so it can analyse the heartbeat again, or until the ambulance arrives.

Locate your nearest AED

Make sure that you know where the nearest defibrillator in your area is. The AED location map can be found at http://www.heartsafe.org.uk/aed-locations. It has developed over 12 years to assist people living in communities to know in advance where their local public defibrillator may be positioned in case of emergency. These are places in Cardiff where you can find AEDs:

Importance of AED in your workplace

Every workplace has to invest in certain items to protect its staff members and keep them safe from harm. These include first aid kits, fire blankets and fire distinguishers. However, AED is often left off the list and so we have to make sure that this lifesaving device is located in our workplace. Survival rates of sudden cardiac arrests are very low – without immediate treatment, a massive 90 to 95% of SCA victims will not survive. For optimum survival rates, a person suffering from an SCA needs a shock from a defibrillator.

A shocking 13% of workplace fatalities are due to someone suffering from SCA, which just shows how important it is to have a defibrillator in the workplace. Business owners and HR managers need to understand the risks. When it comes to SCAs, the severity of the potential risk is incredibly high. For the cost of a new computer or a round of drinks at the office party, you could purchase a device that can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death.

Apart from having the AED at your workplace, managers should also prepare their workers for various situations by giving them specific first aid trainings. Our company can help you deliver them to both your workplace and individually. Check out our classroom and online training courses at https://www.ajuda.org.uk/ and make sure your workers can feel safe at the workplace!

JOIN #defibruary

This campaign exists to raise awareness of the impact of using a defibrillator. It also encourages the public to sign up to free first aid training classes and to raise money and fundraise to place more defibrillators within the community. At https://www.thewave.co.uk/news/local/welsh-ambulance-live-saving-campaign/ you can find all the additional information about the action and some materials to share. We encourage you to be the part of it and help us spread awareness!

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