Category: First aid blog

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CPR Test – check your CPR knowledge!

Want a quick and easy way to test your CPR knowledge online? Check our CPR Test, a new way for you to test your CPR knowledge online. CPR Test provides a range of first...

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First aid tip: First aid for hypothermia

In this first aid blog post we discuss the recognition and management of hypothermia (low body temperature). What is hypothermia? Hypothermia occurs when your body temperate drops below 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit). Our body temperature...

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What is the Red Cross?

Most people have heard of the Red Cross, whether it be on TV, the radio or on the street! But who exactly are they? What do they do? The International Red Cross and Red...

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First aid freebies from St Andrew’s First Aid

St Andrew’s First Aid, Scotland’s first aid charity, are giving away free first aid guides and cool fridge magnets as part of their How Hereos Are Made campaign. Just fill out the form on...

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What is the bystander effect? – videos

If someone was in need of help, would you just walk on by? This question seems easy to answer in theory – of course I wouldn’t. I’d stop and help. Unfortunately, most people wouldn’t. This...

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Qualities of a good first aider

There are several personal qualities which you should look for when looking for a first aider. In this blog post we’ll discuss some of the important qualities of a good first aider.  Effective first...

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First aid acronyms

Here’s a list of some common first aid acronyms you may encounter when acting as a first aider. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest a first aid acronym that we may have...

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What is Mental Health First Aid? (MHFA)

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis We’re all familiar with ‘traditional’ first aid – helping people with a physical problem...

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What is a defibrillator? (AED)

So what is a defibrillator? If you’ve ever watched Casualty/Holby City/ER you’ll have a vague idea – pads connected to a persons chest, lots of doctors running around shouting “Charging” and “Clear!” before patient...

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Heart attack deaths halve – BBC News

The death rate from heart attacks in England has halved in the last decade, says an Oxford University study. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at more than 800,000 men and women who...

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British Heart Foundation launches ‘hands only CPR’ campaign

The British Heart Foundation have launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging bystanders to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Their message is that chest compressions are more important than the “kiss of life” (rescue breaths) so...

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Watch your own heart attack (on Youtube…)

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to watch your own heart attack? This clever British Heart Foundation advert from 2008 attempts to simulate just that. It does a great job of...