Category: First aid blog

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How to Stop Severe Bleeding

Effective first aid is vital in order to help a victim who is bleeding severely. Major blood loss can rapidly cause shock and death, therefore effective control of bleeding is vital whilst awaiting for...

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How to Recognize a Stroke

The signs of a stroke are often subtle and easily missed. For example, the victim suddenly finds that his face, arm or leg is limp or numb, often on the same side of the...

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How Does an AED Work With CPR?

If the heart stops pumping and the blood stops circulating we say that the victim has had a cardiac arrest. In many cases, however, a heart rhythm may still be present. This rhythm is...

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How to Move an Injured Victim

As a general rule, you should not move a casualty from the place of the accident. You should only move a victim if he is in uncontrollable danger, if the safety of the situation...

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Emergency Action Plan in First Aid

The Emergency Action Plan in first aid teaches rescuers to assess an incident before rushing in to help injured or unwell victims. In this first aid blog post, we’ll take a look at how you...

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Common CPR Questions and Answers

Here are some answers to some common questions about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Do you have a CPR question that needs answering? Leave us a comment and we’ll answer it for you!  Is CPR effective?...

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First Aid Measures for an Impaled Object

You’ll need to act quickly when dealing with a victim who has been impaled by an object. As a first aider, your priority is to stop serious bleeding and call for expert medical help....

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Practice First Aid Exam (with Answers)

Are you preparing for an upcoming first aid exam or test? Here are some practice questions to test your first aid knowledge. We’ve put the correct answers at the end of this blog post....

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Correct AED Pad Placement

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a medical device that delivers an electrical shock to a victim in cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest occurs when a victim’s heart stops beating and blood stops flowing...

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Asthma First Aid Without an Inhaler

Asthma is a condition affecting the small airways in our lungs. An asthma attack occurs when the small airways become inflamed and clogged with mucus, this causes difficulty in breathing and a characteristic ‘wheezing’...

Complete AED (Defibrillator) Buyers Guide – updated 2018 0

Complete AED (Defibrillator) Buyers Guide – updated 2018

This short guide was created to help you understand the basics of shopping for defibrillators online and to help you choose the right defibrillator for you. We do not sell any defibrillators ourselves, so...

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What is a Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. This results in blood no longer being pumped around the body. This quickly leads to the vital organs (brain, heart) being starved of oxygen.  It...

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The Best Baby Thermometers (updated 2018)

A thermometer is a must-have item for any parent with a baby or small child. Babies and children are prone to infections and being able to monitor their temperature is essential.  There is a...