First Aid Conferences in 2019 – further details and dates

 First Aid Conferences in 2019 – further details and dates

Dear Members,

As I have mentioned in previous messages about Conferences, the organisation of these will be different in 2019.

FOFATO/FAIB are working with Terry Gardner of Life Connections (the Conference Organiser) and Rob Shaloe from Qualifications Network.

As you are all aware I am more than happy to work with most Regulators in the First Aid Industry hence one of the reasons for working with Rob.

I have listened to your feedback about Conferences, particularly regarding travel time and have now arranged through Terry Gardner, to hold 5 Regional Conferences across England and Scotland and one of those is very close to Wales. In the future we also hope to hold a Conference in Northern Ireland.

Those arranged for next year are Harrogate (28th March 2019 ),  Edinburgh (16th  May 2019),  Bristol (20th June 2019), Kettering (17th October 2019), and Stoke on Trent  (28th November 2019). 

Each of these events will include some topics requested by our Registered Training Providers including Managing Mental Health, Managing Head Injuries, Epilepsy Awareness, Haemorrhage Control and Burns Management (the content is subject to some change).

The Delegate rate is of £80 + VAT including lunch, tea/coffee for all the above mentioned venues.

We would like to see more FOFATO/FAIB Training Providers/Trainers/Assessors at these Conferences in 2019.

Only 50 delegate places are available at each conference therefore early registration is recommended, to secure your place visit www.lifeconnections.uk.com or call 01322 660434 or if you wish contact Jacqui at FOFATO/FAIB on 0161 494 9045 or email:  info@faib.co.uk

If you register directly with Life Connections you must mention you are registered with  FOFATO/FAIB so that we can issue you with your additional FOFATO/FAIB delegate pack at the Conference.

BRAYDEN MANIKIN DEMONSTRATION AT THE FOFATO CONFERENCE (CHESHIRE) 18TH OCTOBER 2018

BRAYDEN ILLUMINATING CPR MANIKIN DEMONSTRATION

Paul Mulvey from WELMedical demonstrated the award winning ILLUMINATING CPR MANIKIN by BraydenManikin.

This is the first manikin that helps you visualise the effects of CPR. Three interrelated sets of LED lights give real time feedback of CPR performance and function: Chest compression indicating lights, blood circulation indicating lights, and a CPR quality indicating light.

Brayden uses advanced built-in sensors to detect and analyse the effectiveness of CPR. These sensors are set to a default value to detect compression’s in line with current (2010) CPR guidelines.

For more information email: iankershaw@fofato.co.uk

  

PICTURES FROM THE FOFATO/FAIB CONFERENCE (CHESHIRE) – 18TH OCTOBER 2018

PICTURES FROM THE FOFATO/FAIB CONFERENCE (CHESHIRE) – 18TH OCTOBER 2018

Around 100 Training Providers & Trainers attended our Conference in Stockport last week.

The amount of positive feedback we have received from the delegates has been amazing and thank you all for attending.

We had an excellent presentation from Jan Bagshaw Managing Director of National Epilepsy Training @NtnlEpilepsy which was very well received by the delegates.

Pictured is Jan and Ian Kershaw MBE Managing Director of the First Aid Industry Body.

MORE PICTURES TO FOLLOW NEXT WEEK.

Ian Kershaw MBE, Managing Director of FOFATO & First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) proudly presents Reuben’s Retreat with a Cardiac Science Defibrillator.

Ian Kershaw MBE, Managing Director of FOFATO & The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) proudly presents Reuben’s Retreat with a Cardiac Science Defibrillator.

Ian married Kay in June 2018 and, instead of wedding presents, we asked our guests for a small contribution towards an oil painting as a ‘Wedding Memory’, we also wanted to make a donation to a Local Charity.

A colleague from within the FAIB Advisory Panel asked our Training Providers if they would like to make a donation towards the purchase of the Defibrillator for our chosen charity ‘Reuben’s Retreat.

Overwhelmed by the kindness of our friends, family and Training Providers, today we have been able to supply a Cardiac Science Defibrillator to the Charity.

We would like to say a massive thank you to everybody for their support and generosity and also to Cardiac Science for helping us achieve our wish.

Ian Kershaw MBE
Managing Director
The Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO)

**REMINDER** FOFATO/FAIB STOCKPORT Conference/Annual General Meeting Thursday 18th October 2018

The FOFATO/FAIB STOCKPORT Conference/Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 18th October 2018 (starting at 9.00 for 9.30 am) at the Regis Suite Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport, SK2 6EL

Please click the link HERE to download a registration form for the Cheshire Conference.

We have decided NOT to run the Conference in Stevenage this year however Life Connections are holding a First Aid Conference in Aylesbury on Thursday 6th September 2018 (which is not that far from Stevenage) where there will be a presence from FOFATO/FAIB. (See below information)

Following our previous message in March 2018 and following our attendance at the Life Connections (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) Conference in March 2018, the First Aid Industry Body are pleased to announce that we have made an agreement to work with Terry Gardner of Life Connections in order to offer a number of Regional Conferences across the United Kingdom starting in 2019.

Life Connections have been involved in many successful Conferences across the United Kingdom for a number of years.

The Life Connections concept is to run a number of Conferences and workshops (First Aid, First Responder, Resuscitation and Paramedic) in the same venue and on the same day.

This concept allows greater numbers to attend and to spend time looking around the Exhibitors (as well as Networking) who are situated in the main hall of the venue.

FOFATO/FAIB Conferences have usually only included a small number of Exhibitors however using the Life Connections concept we will be able to include many more.

We have always received very good feedback from the FOFATO/FAIB Conferences and are therefore not going to change the way they are run. However working with Life Connections it will give us the opportunity to include workshops and practical sessions.

FOFATO/FAIB have agreed to promote the Life Connections First Aid Conferences in 2018 in Aylesbury on Thursday 6th September 2018 and in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 25th October 2018. FOFATO/FAIB will also be attending the Aylesbury and Stoke-on-Trent Conferences in 2018.

If you wish to book a place at any of the Life Connections Conferences then please contact Terry Gardner on 01322 660434 or visit www.lifeconnections.uk.com for further information.
We will let you know as soon as we have the dates and venues for the 2019 Conferences and as always would like you to let us have your thoughts and ideas about the topics or guest speakers that you would like us to include.

**FOFATO/FAIB** WILL BE ATTENDING THE TRAUMA CARE CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2018 IN STONE, STAFFORDSHIRE

**FOFATO/FAIB** WILL BE ATTENDING THE TRAUMA CARE CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2018 IN STONE, STAFFORDSHIRE

We are pleased to announce that FOFATO/FAIB will have a stand at the Trauma Care Conference on Sunday 15th April 2018 at the Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL.

We hope to see you at the Conference – full details can be found here.

**FREE ADVERTISING & BUSINESS PROMOTION FOR FOFATO MEMBERS**

**FREE ADVERTISING & BUSINESS PROMOTION FOR FOFATO MEMBERS**

We have put a “Live” link onto our website for those Members that have requested us to do so – this means if anyone clicks on your Company name on the FOFATO website it takes them directly to your own website.

In return we ask that you put a link to our website. If any other Training Providers wish us to add links please let us know giving by details of your website.

We also have a “LINKS” tab which allows you to give more details about you and your businessclick here to view this page

We have a template example to help you which you can complete and return to us by email to enable the information to be put on the “LINKS” tab.  Click here for the template.

We encourage FOFATO Members to take advantage of this FREE service which will promote your own business.

**DID YOU KNOW** YOU CAN UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING LAERDAL LITTLE ANNE TO A QCPR?

**DID YOU KNOW** YOU CAN UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING LAERDAL LITTLE ANNE TO A QCPR?

The good news is for those wishing to update their existing Little Anne to a QCPR, an upgrade kit is available for £62.00 plus VAT & Delivery (Please note that this is only compatible with Little Anne purchased after April 1999)

FOR FULL SPEC CLICK HERE

Please get in touch for more details Tel: 0161 494 9045 or email iankershaw@fofato.co.uk (Members price only)