First Aid

First aid emergency: What to do when bleeding occurs

First aid emergency: What to do when bleeding occurs

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

Handling bleeding

When someone is bleeding it is vital that you reduce blood loss as quickly as possible to ensure that oxygenated blood can reach vital organs, preventing the body from shutting down.


If emergency treatment is not needed, bleeding can be stopped by applying direct pressure to the wound, applying a dressing, and elevating the wound above the patients' heart.

How can you stop an infant from choking?

How can you stop an infant from choking?

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

Date: Monday, 01 August 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Paediatric

We all know babies love to put things in their mouths, especially things they shouldn’t! This is normal behaviour and helps them to explore the new world around them.

However, choking is the third most common form of infant death in the UK, with the majority of choking-related incidents being caused by food and small objects such as marbles, buttons, and coins. So, what can we do to prevent it?

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.

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