Category: First aid blog

What is the Primary Survey? 1

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...

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Free online first aid certificate

Want to learn first aid online? Our free online first aid course has been upgraded and revamped with new first aid modules. As part of this upgrade we’ve rolled out online first aid certificates...

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First aid for scrapes

Scrapes are common injuries which can often be treated effectively with simple first aid. What is a scrape? An area where the skin is rubbed off is called a scrape. This is not a...

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How to make fake blood

Practicing first aid isn’t easy. It’s hard to simulate a real life accident to allow first aiders to practice their lifesaving skills. One thing you can make very easily however is fake blood. Making...

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Fire safety advice for first aiders

Fire is a constant risk in every home and workplace. Although not professional firefighters, first aiders should at least have a basic knowledge of fire safety. Small fires can be put out with a...

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The four Bs of first aid

The four Bs of first aid is a technique used to prioritise injured casualties in an emergency situation. This is useful during incidents where there may be multiple injured casualties such as at a...