Category: First aid blog

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Treating Bites and Stings in Children

Injuries from bites and stings range from trivial to fatal, depending upon the source of the bite and the child’s response to it. For example, a bee sting is usually a minor, albeit painful,...

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How to Spot Shock in Children

When a child has a serious injury or infection, the body may react by going into shock. Shock occurs when the body tried to redirect blood to the brain and other important internal organs....

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How to Stop Nosebleeding in Children

Nosebleeds can be caused by a blow to the nose, picking or poking nostrils or blowing too hard. Sometimes a nosebleed has no obvious cause. Whatever the cause, the bleeding may seem heavy because...

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First Aid for Burns and Scalds

A burn is the damage caused to skin and deeper body structures by heat (flame, scald, contact with electricity), chemical agents or radiation. The main risk in the early phase of burn injury is...

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How to Treat 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....