Category: First aid blog

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How to assess a burn or scald

Burns and scalds are common household injuries. It is important for first aiders to be able to accurately assess a burn and call for prompt medical help early if required.  One method of assessing...

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Why does a heart attack cause left arm pain?

A heart attack is a medical emergency involving a blockage to the blood supply of the heart. The heart is a muscular pump which requires a constant supply of blood (carrying Oxygen). The blood...

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What does COWS stand for in first aid?

COWS is a method of assessing a victim’s level of response when dealing with a collapsed victim.  Although a slightly unusual memory aid, it does remind first aiders of the importance of assessing the...

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What are the common causes of hypoxia?

Hypoxia occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the blood. There are many different causes of hypoxia and it is important for first aiders and first responders to know the common causes...

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First Aid & CPR Exam Study Guide

Are you preparing for a first aid or CPR exam/test? Here’s some common exam questions and answers to help you prepare for your upcoming exam! How many beats per minute should the speed of...

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The importance of pediatric first aid

Pediatric first aid training is incredibly important. 1 in 13 children will take a hospital visit for an injury this year. Of the childhood injuries that occur: 1 in 2 occur at home or...

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What is the definition of Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction that it is characterised by rapidly developing life threatening airway and/or breathing and/or circulation problems, usually associated with skin or mucosal changes. When anaphylaxis...

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How to Help a Choking Baby

A choking baby is any mother or fathers worst nightmare. However, if you read this simple guide, it can prepare you for this type of emergency situation. It is important to understand when a...

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The Top 5 First Aid Tips & Tricks

Knowing basic first aid can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. In addition, knowing how to treat common injuries and illnesses correctly is an essential life skill for everybody!...

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First aid for dehydration

Dehydration is a a potentially serious condition where fluid (and body salts) are lost from the body and not adequately replaced.  Dehydration is mainly caused by Excessive sweating during physical activity Prolonged exposure to the...