First Aid Tips

At imperative, we're all about creating safe, prompt and effective first aiders. All of our qualifications last for 3 years, but we know how important it is to act fast in an emergency situation. To keep you up to date, or if you're looking at learning first aid for the first time (you see what we did there?) we've created 12 important tips to keep you skills top notch. 

Bleeding

Bleeding

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

If you are wounded it's a priority to control bleeding to ensure a sufficient amount of blood is reaching the brain to ensure recovery.

Defibrillation

Defibrillation

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

60,000 people a year suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the UK, the heart rhythm becomes irregular and must be shocked as soon as possible to increase chances of survival.

Recovery Position

Recovery Position

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

If you discover a casualty who is unconscious but breathing normally, the best action to take is to place them in the recovery position.

Burns & Scalds

Burns & Scalds

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

We've provided you with a full list of DO's and DON'Ts when it comes to treating burns and scalds to help you provide the most beneficial treatment to a casualty.

Epilepsy & Seizures

Epilepsy & Seizures

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain, also known as a fit or convulsion. They can be brought on by many things, from a head injury to an increase in body temperature.

Sprains & Strains

Sprains & Strains

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments, but with effective first aid and a little TLC you will be right as rain in no time!

Choking

Choking

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

Choking on something can easily become a very big problem, but quick action from a first aider can help prevent the situation from becoming more serious.

Heart Attack

Heart Attack

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

It is estimated that every 2 minutes, someone in the UK suffers a heart attack. That's over a quarter of a million a year with almost half of these incidents resulting in fatalities.

Stroke

Stroke

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

Around 150,000 people suffer from a stroke each year in the UK, that's one every 5 minutes! There are many telltale signs of a stroke that will allow you to act quickly.

CPR

CPR

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

A really important skill to have is the ability to administer CPR, so here we'll show you how in the safest and most effective way possible.

Infant Choking

Infant Choking

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

Infants love to put things in their mouths, making it easy for them to choke on small objects or food. If this happens, you need to act quickly to prevent the child from losing consciousness.

Your First Aid Kit

Your First Aid Kit

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

How long has it been since you last checked your first aid kit? Hopefully you at least know where it is (you'd be surprised at how many people don't!)