Notes that were previously highlighted on the regular Newsletter are listed here. Also on this page are links to documents that you might find useful. You may wish to download and print some in case you don’t have access to the Internet or a printer on site.

We have not provided download links to ITC and ProTrainings documents. We are not always advised if they are updated. You should log onto those websites & download from there to ensure that you always have the latest documents.

This page was last updated 20th August 2020. E&OE. If you think anything is incorrect or out of date or could be improved, please do let me know.

Quotation guidance

  • Quotation price to include:
    • All travel and accommodation costs
    • Provision of a non-contact thermometer for COVID temperature taking
    • Antibacterial handwash in dispensers. Often the site will provide this, but please bring your own just in case.
    • Sufficient Manikins (see below)
    • Training faceshields – 1 per learner
    • Nitrile Gloves – at least 1 pair per learner. Reuse is permitted provided they are washed each time they are donned
    • Manikin wipes to allow learners to wipe down face & torso before they start and also between learners (see below)
    • Spare face masks. Learners are asked to provide their own but just in case they forget or they break have a few spare
    • Bandages – triangular / crepe / dressing. 1 per learner as appropriate for the course. Recycled ones are permitted provided they are appropriately washed (and ironed) between use.

Hygiene measures

Updated to take into account COVID requirements. You must follow these measures.

  • Trainer to complete 4 Minutes COVID assessment sheet (supplied with course materials) for students and for trainer on arrival. Trainer is to provide a non-contact thermometer to carry this out and to wear face protection whilst carrying this out. If the learners have already been scanned by the client to your satisfaction you do not need to do the assessment, however please make a note on the COVID sheet that this has been done by the Client. Signed COVID sheet to be returned.
  • Learners in ‘bubbles’ (e.g. a couple living together) can interact with each other on the course and should be encouraged to do so within their bubble. They must keep any equipment used within their bubble and not share it. Practising First Aid (e.g. bandaging) on someone is much more effective than simulating on a dummy. Learners not in ‘bubbles’ must maintain 2 metres separation at all times unless they are interacting for a practical. This interaction should be minimised where possible but for some elements (e.g. the Recovery Position) interaction is inevitable. During this time, both the First Aider and the casualty must adhere to the following:
    • Explain the following process to the students beforehand and monitor them for compliance.
    • Wash hands with antibacterial or soap-based agent
    • Don gloves
    • If learners are reusing their gloves during the day (which is fine) wash gloved hands as above.
    • Don mask
    • Carry out activity
    • Remove mask, remove gloves, wash hands again
  • Manikin usage
    • Ideally one manikin per student. If Manikins are to be shared, follow the cleaning instructions below between students and keep the manikins within the same sharing students for the course duration.
    • Each Manikin is to start with a fresh set of lungs/valve and face & torso appropriately cleaned – e.g. Milton solution for faces, Antibacterial wiping of torso.
    • All students to have individual issue training faceshields. Instruct them on how to use them, including the importance of making sure they are the same way up each time.
    • Sharing manikins – cleaning instructions between students
      • Each student to have individual Manikin face where possible. If not possible, use alcohol / sanitising wipes on face and torso between students, allowing it to dry naturally.
      • If the manikin does not have a 1-way valve system (e.g. Laerdal baby then the lungs must be changed between students as well.
    • Mouth to mouth as well as compressions still need to be assessed as per Learning outcomes. At an appropriate point, highlight the changes for ‘real life’ Resuscitation. See our Blog for information and links to the Resus Council’s guidance https://4minutes.co.uk/first-aider-guidance-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic
  • Glove usage. These are still very expensive compared to normal times. For Training purposes, learners can reuse their gloves as long as they wash their gloved hands before and after each practical. Any human 1:1 practical must be carried out wearing gloves (First Aider and casualty)
  • Face masks. Learners are told to bring one. It is suggested that you have some spares just in case they forget or one breaks. As long as the room is adequately ventilated they do not need to wear them whilst 2 metres+ apart. It is optional. They are compulsory for any 1:1 practical such as Recovery Position (First Aider and casualty to wear them)

Manuals and fobs

If you deliver course we will normally send out 12 manuals, fobs and sets of paperwork unless we know specific numbers.  Unused items must be returned along with unused & complete paperwork. Your quote should include the cost of returning these.

All course material is shipped out in a sturdy box, so do feel free to recycle these back to us with the unused items inside. This will give us closure on each course then.

Going Green

We are gradually reducing single use paperwork and materials. Welcome sheets, MCQ papers etc are all laminated and can be returned for reuse. If we supply materials such as bandages we will try to clean and reuse. If you supply them, try and recycle.

Recycling instructions

When you return the paperwork and unused packs (which must be returned anyway), you can also return any of the following (if supplied by 4 Minutes) if in a reasonable condition:

  • Used Triangular bandages.
  • Used dressings.
  • Laminated ‘Welcome’ Forms, MCQ instructions and question papers. Please collect from the learners when appropriate.
  • Any pack leftovers – e.g. two people shared a bandage or fliers not taken by learner.
  • Any leftover ziploc bags.

Returned Bandages and dressings will be washed, ironed and reused. Laminated forms will be wiped down and reused. Paperwork will be quarantined and reused.

In all cases the items will be isolated for 72 hours before doing anything.

The following cannot be recycled or are not worth recycling. Please dispose of hygienically.

  • Used Nitrile gloves
  • Used training faceshields
  • Bandages or dressings with tight knots in or that are showing signs of wear / damage

If a student would like to take home their dressing or bandage that we supply, that is not a problem.

Rainforest depletion reduction scheme.

i. ITC provides a variety of checklists for various CPR scenarios as well as an overall Learning Outcomes sheet. We do not supply the routinely but these are all available via your login on the ITC Website. If you do not think that you have a login, let me know and I will look into it (ITC Approved Trainers only). We can also provide a CPR/AED assessment sheet – see below to download.

ii. Referral paperwork. Very few students get referred or failed so there is no point sending out 12 sets each time just in case. Please log on to ITC / ProTrainings and download & print a small float for each course type and file somewhere safe. If you would like us to send you a float, just say which Organisation (ITC or ProTrainings) and how many copies. Happy to oblige next time we send out course materials. On the ‘to do ‘ list is a Unified version.

iii. Welcome Sheets are now laminated. Please collect at the same time as you collect Registration Forms and return to 4 Minutes.

Complaints and/or GDPR

If you deliver a course for us, please can you make sure that your verbal course introduction includes something to the effect that if a student has an issue with the course to raise it in the first instance with yourself as Trainer. If that fails to resolve it, they should then be referred to the 4 Minutes Website (www.4Minutes.co.uk) for the full complaints policy and procedure. Not that it will be needed, I’m sure.

If you are given laminated Welcome Sheets, they will state this information.

Your Profile

If you are registered with ITC, please make sure that you keep your Training Log and CPD log updated. You must carry out a minimum of 6 hours CPD a year. Any courses that you teach via ITC will automatically get recorded. If you wish to add any courses that you have taught outside ITC you can do so via your login. If you are part of the 4 Minutes Centre and don’t know your login details, please do get in touch.

Failing a student

If you need to fail a student (and it does happen), please can you document on the day the reasons for failing, the attempts that you made to assist them (including any adaptations etc) along with any other useful info and send a copy of the report to us as soon as is practical and certainly ahead of / with the paperwork.

You are welcome to call us for a chat if we are available.

Documentation

Useful stuff that you might want to download copies of just in case.

Generic Risk Assessment (RA)

Whenever you turn up to a venue you should always carry out a RA. This does not necessarily need to be documented as we are too small for that to be a requirement, however this form will give you an idea of things to consider and we strongly suggest that if you do find something amiss that you complete one to cover yourself. Updated to include COVID-19 RA

Generic Welcome Sheet (accredited)

Included in case you run out or forget to take them

COVID-19 Assessment Sheet

This is the sheet currently in use to screen students as the arrive. You will be sent one, so this is for reference if you forget to take one.

CPR / AED Assessment sheet

This sheet can be used by you as a new Trainer to ensure all steps are taken during a CPR and/or AED assessment

Course internal register

Internal register in case you forget to take one.

Registration Form – Large Print

We should be aware of the need for this in our pre-course questionnaire, but just in case.

Feedback Form – Large Print

Ditto,