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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

Aaron Curran
Posted by: Aaron Curran

Date: Tuesday, 02 April 2024. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

The International Labour Organisation introduced World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2003 to promote workplace safety and reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

This is particularly vital in professions with more obvious dangers, but accidents can happen to anyone.

Women are around 30% less likely to receive CPR than men- let’s change that

Women are around 30% less likely to receive CPR than men- let’s change that

Aaron Curran
Posted by: Aaron Curran

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

Women who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are much less likely to receive bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) than men, research has found.

A study of more than 39,000 cardiac arrests found that men are 28% more likely to receive CPR in public compared to women, but why is this?

Hidden meaning behind Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal

Hidden meaning behind Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal

Aaron Curran
Posted by: Aaron Curran

Date: Monday, 12 February 2024. -  
Blog, First Aid

Michael Jackson was one of the biggest names in music throughout the last decades of the 20th century.

His hits like Billie Jean and Thriller took the world by storm, but one of the American star’s most popular songs actually has a somewhat hidden meaning. Smooth Criminal was released on Jackson’s 1987 album Bad and the meaning behind the lyrics may not seem clear at first.

Why a Defibrillator alone doesn’t guarantee Cardiac Arrest survival

Why a Defibrillator alone doesn’t guarantee Cardiac Arrest survival

Aaron Curran
Posted by: Aaron Curran

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

Once someone enters Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the only guaranteed way to stop the heart fibrillating and restart a normal beating rhythm is to deliver a shock from a defibrillator.

Whilst the heart is in cardiac arrest, vital oxygen is not being pumped around the body and to vital organs. This is why beginning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) immediately is crucial.

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