We all know babies love to put things in their mouths, especially things they shouldn’t! This is normal behaviour and helps them to explore the new world around them.
However, choking is the third most common form of infant death in the UK, with the majority of choking-related incidents being caused by food and small objects such as marbles, buttons, and coins. So, what can we do to prevent it?
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.
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.
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....