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Baby Shark?

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in News

Holly and Phillip on This Morning TV Show demonstrated CPR to the tune ‘Baby Shark’.

The tune according to is set to 115 bpm which is fine as the range for CPR is 100-120 bpm, but Baby Shark does speed up and is annoying as hell.

I’m all for general awareness campaigns but I’m wondering if we’ll remember Baby Shark in twelve months time.  Most professional training companies refer to Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees which is 104 bpm.  This track was released in 1977 and it is still going strong.

No Baby Shark here.

Splitting PDF Certificates Sept 2018

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Uncategorised

Certificates are emailed in PDF format. They come as one file, no matter how many certificates are in the batch. You may want them individually to forward or upload. This can easily be done at

Save the PDF document to your computer:

  1. Click in the red ‘Select PDF file’ box
  2. Click ‘Extract all pages’
  3. Press ‘Split PDF’

The split documents will then be downloaded to your computer.


Change of Address

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Uncategorised

Please note that as of July 2018, our postal address has changed to First Emergence Ltd, (Box 87) 1391 London Road, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 2SA.  Anything posted to the old address will be forwarded.


Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Update

You will notice that when you make a booking it will show as provisional, which should be confirmed within 24 hours.  This is to ensure we have the right trainers and resources available in your area.

Website Hack

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in News

Sometime during Thursday 27 Oct 2016, our website hosting provider was hacked and some malicious files were added to our space. This should not have adversely effected anyone using the website but eventually people saw the the server denied them access. This did mean that during Friday and Saturday, we had no website. It is now back and running as normal.

Anyone concerned about data privacy can rest assured. Our customer data is not held on the website server. Our on-line booking system is provided by a third party who holds their data on a completely separate server.

Changes to Level 3 Safeguarding

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Uncategorised

There is a proposed competency framework by the intercollegiate group who decide and implement the Safeguarding frameworks. At present this framework is still up for consultation and has not yet been approved. This said, it does appear that a number of regions are using the framework for training.

First Emergence Ltd are pleased to confirm that our materials meet the requirements for Adult Level 3 Safeguarding so are now advertising our Level 3 Safeguarding course as Children and Adults.

Details are on the Safeguarding page of the website.

Safeguarding Courses now Verifiable CPD

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Uncategorised

First Emergence Ltd are pleased to confirm that the CPD Verification Service has certified our Safeguarding courses as Verifiable CPD.
They have confirmed that all three levels of Safeguarding we provide, offer outstanding learning and are happy for us to use their CPD Certified logo on all materials associated with it.

Tracy Wise, Training Consultant at First Emergence Ltd:
“The Safeguarding suite of courses has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the Healthcare Sector.  Not only does it cover the requirements from key legislation, the material is delivered in high impact face to face training using easy to understand examples.”


E-Portfolio AED / Defibrillator terminology

Written by Martin Parish. Posted in Uncategorised

Within the healthcare sector, the terms AED and Defibrillator (or defib for short) are used interchangeably.  The E-Portfolio system that General Practitioners use states that it requires a certificate confirming AED training.  Our certificate use the term Defibrillator.  Matt Butcher from the London Deanary,  RCGP, has confirmed that they are happy to accept our certificates using the term Defibrillator.