First Aid

Strictly First Aid Tips

Strictly First Aid Tips

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid

The sparkle of Strictly Come Dancing has once again returned to our screens along with an array of shimmies and side steps.

Every move may have been perfected on the opening night, however, behind the scenes has proven to be a bit more chaotic with several injuries already reported.

With foot injuries, aches and pains being the most common as a result of training sessions, Charlotte Hawkins also suffered a painful neck injury ahead of the first show. Such injuries can be treated using PRICE therapy for two to three days. It is important to take care when treating dance injuries in order to control the inflammation and pain immediately, leading to a more swift recovery.

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Manual Handling

Workplace First Aid Training is crucial for all work staff regardless of the sector that the business is in to help prevent workplace injuries. Legal requirements place a duty on all employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees whilst at work. By investing in First Aid Training for your work staff, you are subsequently investing in your business and showing that you care.

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. 

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.  

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