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Multiple choice first aid questions

Here are some multiple choice first aid questions for you to test your first aid knowledge with! The answers to these questions are at the end of this post. If you want to learn...

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First aid for Dislocations

What is a dislocation? Dislocation refers to the displacement of the bones that form a joint. Often resulting from trauma, dislocations and subluxations are caused when adjoining bones no longer touch each other, a...

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A guide to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) for first aiders

Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects vital organs in the body, especially the lungs and digestive system, clogging them with sticky mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe and digest food. CF is an inherited genetic...

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First aid guide to Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

In this blog post we discuss the first aid for Pulmonary Embolism – a blood clot in the lungs!  What is a Pulmonary Embolism (PE)? Every day the pulmonary capillary bed filters tiny blood...

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First aid for Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Normally, urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the...

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Hypothyroidism – a first aid guide

What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland. This...

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First aid practice test questions

Here are some first aid practice questions to test your first aid knowledge! The answers to these questions are at the end of the post. Remember your local first aid practices/policies may be slightly...

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First aid management of Asthma

Asthma is a condition where there is reversible obstruction of the airways (small tubes in the lungs). Asthma can start at any age but the incidence is highest in children.  There is usually a...

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What does TWELVE FLAPS stand for?

TWELVE FLAPS is a mnemonic / acronym used to remember the assessment of a casualty’s airway and breathing. TWELVE FLAPS is often taught to paramedics and ambulance staff, but may also be taught on some...

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First aid for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the Plantar Fascia in the foot. In this blog post we discuss plantar fasciitis and some simple first aid steps which you can take. The Plantar Fascia is a...

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First aid for trigger finger

Trigger finger occurs when the tendons operating the fingers become inflamed and swollen. In this blog post we discuss trigger finger and some simple first aid steps which you can take to help with...