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Back 2 School: First Aid advice for Teachers

Back 2 School: First Aid advice for Teachers

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies, Training

September is here and that means back to school time for children and the return to work for teachers!

Children’s lives are of paramount importance and it is for this reason that schools have a responsibility to protect the health, well-being, and safety of all children under their care.

Whether you work with children in a nursery setting or teach in a school, paediatric first aid knowledge is essential in providing you with confidence in responding to an emergency situation if one were to arise.

Children are generally more prone to accidents than adults would be. It is therefore necessary for teachers to have some first aid knowledge. 

Cardiac Arrest: What does one look like?

Cardiac Arrest: What does one look like?

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 07 September 2017. -  
Blog, Defibrillators

A cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any given time or place. The UK survival rates of a cardiac arrest lag behind other developed countries, however, a cardiac arrest is reversible in most cases if treatment is provided right way. It is therefore important to know what to do if a person suffers a cardiac arrest in order to reduce the number of deaths that occur as a result.

It is vital to take action immediately as every second counts for the victim and it is important to limit the time between collapse and treatment in order to increase their chance of survival. We explore the steps that you can take to help save a person’s life if you witness anyone experiencing a cardiac arrest.

Essential First Aid: How to help a choking victim

Essential First Aid: How to help a choking victim

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies, Health & Safety

You and a friend are eating lunch together and you suddenly see them grab their throat and begin to panic. You realise that they are, in fact, choking. Would you know how to help in this situation?

Choking occurs as a result of a partially or fully blocked airway. Choking in adults most commonly occurs when food becomes stuck in the wind wipe, reducing the airflow and as a result, leaves the victim struggling to breathe. A serious lack of airflow brought on by choking can cause brain damage or even death by asphyxiation.  

Workplace Safety 101

Workplace Safety 101

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training, Online Training, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure all employees are kept save at work. Regardless of the environment you work in whether it’s an office building or a construction site, health and safety is an essential for all workplaces.

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