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2016 Olympics: first aid tips for athletes

2016 Olympics: first aid tips for athletes

Chloe Sells
Posted by: Chloe Sells

Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

Four years have passed since London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games that gripped the nation. This year, our sights will be set on Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as we watch our Olympic hopefuls run, jump, cycle and swim for gold.
If the spectacle of the Olympic Games makes you want to throw on your trainers and get active, there are certain first aid tips you’ll need to know to help with injury prevention, and to protect from further injury after an accident happens.
First Aid Checklist: Your Holiday Essentials

First Aid Checklist: Your Holiday Essentials

Chloe Sells
Posted by: Chloe Sells

Date: Monday, 25 July 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

Packing for your holidays can be a bit of a nightmare. You know how it goes, sitting on top of your suitcase to compress the mound of clothing enough to zip it shut you think that you may have gone a little overboard and pray that you haven’t exceeded the weight allowance. Now there are many things you can sacrifice, for instance that extra pair of high heels or pile of books but you mustn’t sacrifice a first aid kit. With this handy checklist, you can put together a compact first aid kit with all of the essential items to treat injuries you may suffer abroad from sunburn on your shoulders to blisters caused by hours of sightseeing.

4 first aid practices to master before partaking in extreme sport

4 first aid practices to master before partaking in extreme sport

Chloe Sells
Posted by: Chloe Sells

Date: Friday, 22 July 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

If there’s anything that Olympic athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier has taught us it’s that safety is paramount when competing in an extreme sport such as snowboarding.  
 
Zoe recognises that training to a high level of intensity can put a real strain on your ticker and the importance of safeguarding against cardiac arrest in the same way you would carry a first aid kit to treat a wound or broken bones. For this reason, Zoe reached out to us in search of a life-saving defibrillator to protect herself and her team when on the slopes and travelling to competitions.
 
If you’re participating in extreme sports it’s useful to familiarise yourself with AED access points at sport centres and gyms as well as develop your understanding of how to treat injuries to protect yourself and others.
 
But where do you start? Well, the purpose of this blog post is to educate you about different first aid methods to master before you even think about scaling that wall or whizzing down the ski slopes, so first things first....
Pokémon GO - Your Pokédex to Health & Safety

Pokémon GO - Your Pokédex to Health & Safety

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2016. -  
Blog, Health & Safety

When out and about catching Pokémon, it is important to keep your wits about you. Not only are there some pretty gnarly Pokémon out there, other dangers can be lurking around every corner! In this guide we will teach you some tips & tricks on how to keep safe, whilst still getting the most out of Pokémon Go.

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