My name is Paul Kenny and I am based in Manchester in the North West of England.
I have been involved in Pre-Hospital care for over 27 years. I worked for the NHS Ambulance service for over 15 years and since I left the ambulance service in 2000 and since then have been teaching in Europe and North America and providing medical cover to media and conferences in the UK.
During my time with the NHS I designed, developed and presented a number of community training programmes which not only benefited the local community but were also recognised nationally and I received public and NHS awards.
I am fortunate in the fact that all the sessions I have presented over the last 18 years have received 100% recommendations to friends and family by my students.
I think that learning needs to be fun as well as interesting. There is an obsession with using medical latin based language when dealing with injuries and illness which at times can baffle a student or patient. In First Aid 90% of treatment is talking to the patient, getting a history and giving TLC (Tender, Loving, Care). Keep it simple, stabilise a patient and hand over to the professionals as soon as possible.