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European Resuscitation Council Basic Life Support Guidelines 2021 Highlights

Summary The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) recently published their full Resuscitation Guidelines (2021) covering the range of subjects within the resuscitation world. This document outlines the highlights, particularly around the basic life support (BLS) guidelines, which particularly relate to defibrillation and CPR. During 2020 the guidelines were put out for public consultation and they were published at the end of March 2021. Changes to BLS Guidelines In essence the 2021 […]

Prestan Diversity Packs

  Realistic to the eye and touch, the Prestan manikin is unlike any other on the market. For a more representative learning environment, multi-packs are now supplied with different skin tones as standard. SEE THE RANGE

Temporary omission of rescue breaths from training during current period of high transmission rates.

The Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) has stated that they are supportive of training providers who may wish to omit practical teaching and assessment of rescue breaths in first aid training while coronavirus transmission rates are very high.  RCUK are leaders in the field of CPR and HSE support their position on this for most First Aid at Work (EFAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work training courses. This is a […]

Glow-in-the-Dark BS8599-1:2019 Compliant First Aid Kits

Would you be able to find your first aid kit in the dark?The loss of illumination during an emergency can cause panic and confusion, especially if someone is injured and needs assistance. Our GLOW-IN-THE-DARK kits can help you to locate and identify your first aid equipment quickly in the event of a power failure. Their contents are compliant with the latest British Standard BS85991: 2019, and they reflect the most […]

Prestan Launch New Clothing Range

  Prestan Manikin Clothing Range. The new manikin clothing range from Prestan helps to create a more realistic real-life environment for CPR training.  Designed for easy removal, the collection includes a front-zipped shirt with a non-skid back for adult manikins, and a ‘hook and loop’ shirt for infant manikins, both of which are crucial additions for simulating the removal of clothing during CPR training. The adult and infant shirts are […]

Chinese Containerised Shipping Issues

Following our update in November highlighting port delays and unprecedented increases in worldwide freight charges, the team at Reliance Medical have been paying close attention to the cost of importing containers.  The normal cost to ship a container was around $1,600, recent quotations have exceeded $14,000.  Any distributors who themselves import goods will already be aware that costs have sadly still not fallen and currently show no signs of doing […]

BS8599-1:2019 Compliant First Aid Station

  An efficient and attractive solution for storing first aid supplies in the workplace. British Standard compliant first aid kits reflect the most up-to-date changes in both workplace practice and risks, making them demonstrably more ‘fit for purpose’ in today's environment.  The deluxe wall station is manufactured from high quality, wipe clean ABS plastic, with a dustproof lid to keep contents clean. Each wall panel displays all the British Standard compliant […]

Our position on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

29th September 2018 – Revised 1st October 2020 On 31st January 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the EU at 23:00. This triggered an 11 month transition period during which time the EU laws remain in effect while the UK government agrees the future relationship with the EU. Shortly after our exit and at a crucial time for negotiations, the COVID pandemic spread across the UK and Europe and has […]

Supply Chain, Social and Ethical Responsibilities

Reliance Medical recognises its responsibilities within the supply chain and holds high expectations and requirements for all its suppliers and partners. We believe that it is important to operate in a socially responsible and ethical manner and have policies in place that support this position. It is a requirement that our suppliers uphold the same principles.  In view of this, and following several customer queries, we would like to confirm […]