Category: First aid blog

Pediatric first aid: How to recognise and treat croup 0

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...

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The best free first aid manuals

Learning first aid doesn’t have to be expensive. Lots of organizations provide free first aid manuals and booklets which you can request or download to your computer. Here’s our list of the best free first...

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First aid courses in Melbourne

Welcome to a new series of posts where we highlight some of the best places to get first aid training across the world. We’ll be focussing on a different city each time and listing...

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The best free first aid apps for iOS8

With the release of Apple’s iOS8, now is a great time to make sure you’ve got a free first aid app installed on your iPhone or iPad.  Here’s our roundup of the best free...

Why should I learn first aid? 5

Why should I learn first aid?

This is a guest post written by James Williams (james.williams[-at-]sja.org.uk). If you would like to submit a guest post then please get in touch using the contact form A question I have been asked...

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Online senior first aid course

Our free online first aid course and advanced online first aid course are perfect for those wanting to learn senior first aid. Our courses help you gain the knowledge and confidence to manage emergency situations until...