Category: First aid blog

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A guide to AVPU for first aiders

Being able to assess a patient’s level of consciousness is an important skill for any first aider. A wide range of injuries and medical conditions can affect the consciousness levels and first aiders should...

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Watch CPR & defibrillation in action

When someone suffers a cardiac arrest every second counts. Early CPR and defibrillation provide the best of chance of survival. These make up the so-called ‘Chain of Survival‘. You can find out more information about CPR...

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What is the Secondary Survey?

In our previous first aid blog post we explained about the primary survey. The focus of this post is now going to switch to the secondary survey. Remember the purpose of the primary survey...

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What is the Primary Survey?

If you’ve ever taken a first aid course or first aid class you may have been taught about the primary survey. In this blog post we explain more about the primary survey and how...

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First aid for pets – new app!

First aid is an important lifeskill, we believe that everyone should have knowledge of basic first aid. However first aid doesn’t just apply to humans! Knowledge of basic pet first aid is important for...

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How to pass your first aid exam

First aid exams can seem scary but you don’t need to worry! Here at firstaidforfree.com we’ve got a load of resources to help you pass any first aid or CPR exam. Whether you’re taking...

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Advantages of learning first aid

We have all heard the phrase ‘safety first’ and we should all be aware that being prepared is the best strategy for any emergency situation. Medical emergencies and dangerous situations happen all the time and...

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First aid for puncture wounds

What is a puncture wound? A puncture wound occurs when an object pierces the skin and enters into the body. This creates an open wound which is painful and may be bleeding. Punctures may...