Category: First aid blog

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First aid at work online course

Knowing the appropriate first aid at work techniques is vital for improving safety in the workplace. In this first aid blog post we discuss the most common workplace first aid injuries and medical conditions which are...

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The primary goals of first aid

In this blog post we describe the primary goals of first aid – the three Ps and the three Bs!  The 3p’s – The Primary Goals of First Aid There are three primary goals...

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What does PQRST stand for in first aid?

PQRST is a really useful first aid mnemonic to use when assessing pain. At firstaidforfree.com we love our first aid mnemonics and we’ve tried to compile a list of the best first aid mnemonics...

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How to prevent hypothermia

What is hypothermia?  Hypothermia is usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold. When more heat is lost than the body can generate, hypothermia can result. It is accelerated by wet or damp clothing or...

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What does FISH SHAPED stand for in first aid?

If you’ve ever been on a first aid course the chances are you’ve been taught the first aid mnemonic FISH SHAPED. Its a slightly strange mnemonic but a very popular one amongst first aid trainers...

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The first aid classification of burns

In this blog post we look at the different ways of classifying different burns in first aid. Burns can be classified by their type and depth. Classifying burns is an important skill for first aiders and first...

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How to perform CPR on a baby or child

If the baby / child is not breathing, you should call an ambulance and start rescue breaths and chest compressions immediately. You do not need to check for a pulse, as this often wastes valuable time....

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A guide to shock for first aiders

What is shock? A lack of oxygen and essential nutrients reaching the tissues Shock is a medical emergency which can be caused by severe blood loss. The casualty does not receive enough oxygen and other...

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A step by step guide to the recovery position

If a patient is unconscious but breathing normally, then you should place them in the recovery position in order to protect their airway. Knowing how to place someone in the recovery position is a vital...