First Aid

First aid emergency: What to do when an asthma attack occurs

First aid emergency: What to do when an asthma attack occurs

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

Taking action in an asthma attack

Asthma attacks can happen at any time

Asthma attacks happen every day, and in the UK someone has a serious asthma attack every ten seconds.

First aid emergency: What to do when someone has a stroke

First aid emergency: What to do when someone has a stroke

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

What to do when a stroke happens

Strokes are a serious medical emergency, requiring urgent attention.

A stroke is a serious life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention, so it’s important to immediately call 999 if you suspect a stroke.

Recovery Position 101

Recovery Position 101

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

Perfecting the simple recovery position manoeuvre will contribute towards a casualty’s speedy recovery and the best part is you can practice at home with the help of our Recovery Position 101. 

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) often occurs without any warning when the electrical activity of a heart becomes so chaotic that it stops pumping blood around the body. In the UK, there are 30,000 cardiac arrests each year out of hospital, and only one in 10 victims survive to be discharged.

When someone suffers an SCA, every minute that goes by without them receiving help decreases their chance of survival by 10%.  Even an untrained person can take action to help someone suffering from an SCA, help which could potentially be life saving. 

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