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National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

National Heart Month: 10 tips guaranteed to improve your heart health

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

There are many factors that put a strain on your heart; over indulgence, smoking and lack of exercise are but to name a few circumstances that can lead to heart problems and cut your life short.

Stress is another example of something that can impact your health. A build up of anxiety or stress can cause a tight feeling or discomfort in your chest called angina. Angina is linked with coronary heart disease and can be brought on by emotional distress so relaxation is key.

In honour of National Heart Week we have listed our top tips for a healthier lifestyle, helping you to de-stress and make important lifestyle choices that will take care of your heart:

How to treat burns: A workplace guide

How to treat burns: A workplace guide

Date: Friday, 22 January 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training, Health & Safety

Every employer has a duty to assess the potential risks and hazards in their business in order to ensure the welfare of their staff.

These will naturally differ depending on what the business does and the environment employees are expected to work in. In this post, we will focus on how to prevent and treat burns.

5 reasons why you should learn first aid

5 reasons why you should learn first aid

Date: Thursday, 21 January 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training

Have your New Year’s Resolutions gone out of the window already? Perhaps it would be easier to put your diet on hold, at least until after Pancake Day... or Easter. Plus there’s really no point in starting up that strict exercise regime until the weather gets a little warmer – icicles on your running trainers? Ain’t nobody got time for that. 

But on the road to self-improvement it’s good to start as you mean to go on, so rather than putting off your goals until the spring, why not start off by learning a new set of skills with the potential to save lives? 

Emergency First Aid: How to Locate your Nearest Defibrillator

Emergency First Aid: How to Locate your Nearest Defibrillator

Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2016. -  
Blog, Defibrillators, Training

In our previous blog post, we highlighted the issues surrounding emergency response times and the impact that they can have in life-threatening situations. We also promoted the benefits of learning first aid so that individuals can step in and do everything in their power to help save casualties in a critical condition.

However, in some instances, individuals will not have access to the advanced medical equipment needed to provide effective treatment for the patient. Sudden cardiac arrest is a prime example of one of these instances.

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