First Aid

Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

On numerous occasions, we have seen coverage in the media about someone dying of a suspected heart attack. This diagnosis isn’t entirely accurate because although heart attacks are life threatening they do not result in death. However, a heart attack can develop into a cardiac arrest that if untreated within a few minutes can result in imminent death.

When it’s a matter of life and death, it is important to understand the differences between these two conditions to ensure that the emergency service team get an accurate briefing before they arrive at the scene. Read on to increase your understanding of the important differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest:

First Aid: as easy as DR ABC

First Aid: as easy as DR ABC

Date: Thursday, 07 April 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training

Would you know what to do if you found a seriously injured casualty lying on the ground? Some people may become paralyzed with fear but with a few simple steps, your good deed will go a long way, providing the emergency service team with the vital information they need to take immediate action.

After reading this blog post you will see that first aid really is as easy as DR ABC.

First aid emergency: What to do when an epileptic fit occurs

First aid emergency: What to do when an epileptic fit occurs

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

Handling epileptic fits and seizures

Epilepsy in the UK

Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK, which equates to one in 100 people suffering from the condition. It can be manageable via different medications, which can control the amounts of seizures a person has.

First aid emergency: What to do when a heart attack occurs

First aid emergency: What to do when a heart attack occurs

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, First Aid Emergencies

What to do when a heart attack happens

Heart attacks are a common yet serious medical emergency.

A heart attack is one of the most common medical emergencies occurring in the UK, and the British Heart Foundation estimates that 82,000 people in the UK suffer a heart attack every year.

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