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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...

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Common signs of a serious head injury

Head injuries are common and potentially serious injuries. Head injuries have a range of severity from minor concussion to life-threatening / life-altering brain injuries.  Knowing the warning signs of a serious head injury is...

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Should you induce vomiting for poisoning?

Poisoning occurs when an external substance damages health or endangers life. A common method of coming into contact with a poisonous substance is ingestion – either deliberate or accidental. Children under five are most at...

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How to use an Epinephrine Autoinjector in Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening whole body allergic reaction. The main treatment for Anaphylaxis is Epinephrine (Adrenaline) delivered via an autoinjector device. You can learn more about Anaphylaxis by taking our free online Anaphylaxis Awareness...