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First aid for an electrical shock

The human body is an efficient conductor of electricity. When a casualty receives an electric shock from a household appliance or a power line, the electricity is conducted through the body. A casualty may...

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First aid for internal bleeding

Blood is an incredibly important component of our body. To keep the body functioning, and to keep the organs supplied with oxygen, the body must have enough circulating blood volume. Blood consists of red blood...

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First aid tip: How to prevent poisoning

Poisons are substances that if inhaled, ingested, absorbed or injected, harm the human body. You can read more about poisons in our blog post on the correct first aid treatment for poisoning.  Some types...

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First aid for a knocked out tooth

When a tooth is knocked out, appropriate emergency dental care is necessary. If a child is older than 5 – 6 years it is likely to be a permanent (adult) tooth. A permanent adult tooth...

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Free pediatric first aid training

Following requests from many visitors, we’ve just launched our free online pediatric first aid course! Our pediatric first aid training covers common pediatric emergencies and includes information on how to perform child and baby CPR....

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Pediatric first aid: How to recognise and treat croup

Croup is a viral infection of the airways in children. It is most common between the ages of 6 months and 3 years although it can occur in older children and rarely adults. The...

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5 Common First Aid Myths and Mistakes

First aid is full of myths and ‘old wives tales’. In this post we bust five common first aid myths and mistakes! First aid myth 1: Alcohol rubs to reduce fever There’s a very common misconception...

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The four lifesaving steps

The four lifesaving steps is an aide-memoir for remembering the aims and priorities in first aid. Originally developed by the US Army for battlefield / combat first aid, these steps sum up the main...

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What are the 8 steps in evaluating a casualty?

The 8 steps in evaluating a casualty is an aide-memoir taught in battlefield / combat first aid by army medical services around the world. It is designed to prioritise life-saving assessments first (e.g: airway...