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First aid emergency: How to put someone in The Recovery Position

First aid emergency: How to put someone in The Recovery Position

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

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

How to use the recovery position


If a casualty is unconscious but breathing normally, we put them in the recovery position. This will keep their airway clear and open, plus it ensures that any fluid such as vomit and blood can drain out of the mouth, preventing choking.

First aid emergency: What to do in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

First aid emergency: What to do in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

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

How to act when someone is in need of defibrillation

60,000 people a year suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the UK.


Every minute that defibrillation is delayed, a person loses 10% of their survival chances, so it is important to act fast.

First aid emergency: What to do in the event of Burns & Scalds

First aid emergency: What to do in the event of Burns & Scalds

Mike Dennis
Posted by: Mike Dennis

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

Handling burns & scalds

Burns and Scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. Both of which are treated in the same way.


A burn is caused by dry heat, for example irons, ovens, or fire. A scald is caused by wet heat, such as boiling water, oil or steam.

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.

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