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AVPU Acronym

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The AVPU acronym is commonly applied when trying to get a response out of a casualty who is injured or ill. It is useful to ascertain whether a casualty is breathing and can determine the level of consciousness. Alert It is useful to ascertain if...

Burns And Degrees of Severity

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The human skin is tough and where possible it tries to protect itself from harm. The effect of heat, chemicals and electricity can penetrate the skin, potentially causing damage and infection. Burns can typically be classified under three...

Motivating Groups of Learners

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People will have varying reasons why they choose to do something and different levels of ability. Getting everyone towards the same goal of obtaining a qualification or passing a course may require the ability to motivate learners from an...

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

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‘Inclusive learning is about ensuring all your learners have the opportunity to be involved to contribute and to be included in the learning process.’ (Gravells, 2014) How can inclusion be implemented within teaching if it is valued as...

What is First Aid?

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What is First Aid? First Aid is a term that is widely used in public settings and within the workplace. However it can be interpreted in many different ways and could even seen as being misleading at times. Like in many aspects of life it could be...

Ground Rules

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Ground Rules can be seen as a code of practice both for teachers and students. They help create suitable working conditions and maintain a safe environment. Problems may arise if they are not set and could lead to a disruption in overall learning....

The symptoms of asthma and how to treat it.

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Asthma is caused by inflammation of the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When you come into contact with something that irritates...

Functional Skills Within Teaching

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Functional skills refer to the Literacy, Numeracy and Information Communication Technology (ICT) ability of the learners. Whenever possible these should try to be improved during lessons as they are vital in everyday life and could help career...

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