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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...

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First aid for sunburn

Sunburn is a common complaint which most of us have suffered at some point in our lives. What causes sunburn? Sunburn is caused by exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. Often this is...

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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...