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How to recognise the signs of a stroke

How to recognise the signs of a stroke

Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that is most common in people aged over 65, but can occur at any time in life, including childhood and infancy. Every year, about 152,000 people in the UK suffer from some kind of stroke and it is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

4 Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Defibrillator

Date: Monday, 01 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

It’s February which means that retailers will be branded with hearts and shelves will be piled high with chocolates, foil balloons and bouquets. Love is officially in the air.

Valentine’s Day brings matters of the heart to our attention as we show our significant other how much they mean to us.  But did you know that it’s National Heart Month too?

For us, this month is not just about showering our loved ones with gifts, we also want to highlight the need for public access defibrillators - not only do they mend broken hearts but they save lives too.

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.

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