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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.

4 first aid practices to master before partaking in extreme sport

4 first aid practices to master before partaking in extreme sport

Chloe Sells
Posted by: Chloe Sells

Date: Friday, 22 July 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

If there’s anything that Olympic athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier has taught us it’s that safety is paramount when competing in an extreme sport such as snowboarding.  
 
Zoe recognises that training to a high level of intensity can put a real strain on your ticker and the importance of safeguarding against cardiac arrest in the same way you would carry a first aid kit to treat a wound or broken bones. For this reason, Zoe reached out to us in search of a life-saving defibrillator to protect herself and her team when on the slopes and travelling to competitions.
 
If you’re participating in extreme sports it’s useful to familiarise yourself with AED access points at sport centres and gyms as well as develop your understanding of how to treat injuries to protect yourself and others.
 
But where do you start? Well, the purpose of this blog post is to educate you about different first aid methods to master before you even think about scaling that wall or whizzing down the ski slopes, so first things first....
Are you beach safety ready?

Are you beach safety ready?

Date: Monday, 11 July 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

At the first sign of sunshine, a large quantity of the population will be prodding their bellies questioning “when will I be beach body ready?” when the question on everyone’s lips should be “am I beach safety ready?”
 
In the same way that you would divide your clothes between two suitcases to make sure that if one goes missing you won’t have to bare all, it’s wise to prepare for medical emergencies so that nothing gets in the way of your fun and relaxation.
 
 Broadening your knowledge of injuries that are more likely to occur whilst you’re frolicking on the beach or taking a leisurely stroll, will allow you to treat them correctly making sure that the injury is less likely to become susceptible to infection, ensuring a speedy recovery. 
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