Category: First aid blog

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What is the Chain of Survival?

Have you ever attended a first aid or CPR course? If so, you may have heard the term Chain of Survival used, so what exactly is the chain of survival and what does it mean...

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First aid statistics

First aid saves lives, but how important is it to learn basic first aid skills? Check out these first aid statistics. – Up to 150,000 people in the UK die each year in situations where...

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How to become a first aid trainer

Teaching first aid and CPR skills can be a rewarding & useful experience. In addition, the demand for first aid courses is high due to health & safety requirements in various countries (for example,...

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Find your nearest community defibrillator (UK)

Public access defibrillators (Don’t know what a defibrillator is? Check out our guide – What is a Defibrillator?) are instrumental in improving out of hospital cardiac arrest survival. Recently, more and more defibrillators are being...

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Red Cross first aid app hits 1 million downloads

The British Red Cross’s first aid app for Apple, Android & Blackberry phones has reached over one million downloads. Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education, said: “What the download numbers show is that,...

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CPR Test – check your CPR knowledge!

Want a quick and easy way to test your CPR knowledge online? Check our CPR Test, a new way for you to test your CPR knowledge online. CPR Test provides a range of first...

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First aid tip: First aid for hypothermia

In this first aid blog post we discuss the recognition and management of hypothermia (low body temperature). What is hypothermia? Hypothermia occurs when your body temperate drops below 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit). Our body temperature...

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What is the Red Cross?

Most people have heard of the Red Cross, whether it be on TV, the radio or on the street! But who exactly are they? What do they do? The International Red Cross and Red...

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First aid freebies from St Andrew’s First Aid

St Andrew’s First Aid, Scotland’s first aid charity, are giving away free first aid guides and cool fridge magnets as part of their How Hereos Are Made campaign. Just fill out the form on...

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What is the bystander effect? – videos

If someone was in need of help, would you just walk on by? This question seems easy to answer in theory – of course I wouldn’t. I’d stop and help. Unfortunately, most people wouldn’t. This...

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Qualities of a good first aider

There are several personal qualities which you should look for when looking for a first aider. In this blog post we’ll discuss some of the important qualities of a good first aider.  Effective first...

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First aid acronyms

Here’s a list of some common first aid acronyms you may encounter when acting as a first aider. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest a first aid acronym that we may have...