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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...

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The three Cs of first aid

The three Cs of first aid is used to provide a structure for how you should act in an emergency first aid situation. If you remember the three Cs you won’t go far wrong...

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The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) for first aiders

The Glasgow Coma Scale (commonly shortened to GCS) is a measurement of a patients level of consciousness, ie how awake the patient is.  As the name suggests, the scale was first designed in Glasgow for...

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How to take a pulse in first aid

Taking a pulse is an important first aid skill which first aiders should feed confident in doing. There are several reasons why taking a pulse is important and several techniques which you can use....

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‘Witness’ a stabbing live on Facebook

‘Witness’ is a new interactive first aid film from the British Red Cross encouraging young people to learn basic first aid knowledge. In the film the viewer is a witness to a stabbing on...

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ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

We get quite a few hits to this blog for people looking for online information about Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or how to get certified in ACLS. Here’s a quick blog post which...

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First aid app goes global

The British Red Cross’s first aid app has become so successful that it is now launching in in 17 countries by the end of this year. On World First Aid Day (14 September), the mobile...

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Red Cross warns on child poisoning

A new British Red Cross survey is warning of the dangers of accidental poisoning in children. New figures show that cases of child poisoning at home are increasing across the country with many being...

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Save the Boy: emotive new campaign from St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance  has launched a new campaign encouraging parents to learn first aid after a survey showed over half of parents lack basic first aid skills. In the film, a boy and his...

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St John Ambulance launch controversial first aid campaign

St John Ambulance (UK) have launched a controversial new campaign to encourage people to learn basic first aid skills. Entitled “Helpless”, the TV advert follows the story of a cancer survivor who dies after...