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Free Online Courses for First Aiders

First aiders have a responsibility to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. There are a number of online courses that you can use for your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Some of these go beyond...

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Help Get First Aid on the National Curriculum – We did it!

The British Heart Foundation has been campaigning for Emergency Life Support skills to be included on the national curriculum in the UK.   When someone is having a heart attack, has serious bleeding, choking, is unconscious or in...

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First Aid Tip: First Aid for Fainting

Most of us will have experienced a faint at some point in our lives, but what exactly causes this phenomenon? What is a faint and why does it happen? A faint is a brief...

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Overview

CPR, kiss of life, resuscitation, heart massage. There are numerous terms used for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by the media and general public. These terms can sometimes lead to confusion around CPR and what it...

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First Aid for Severe Bleeding

The average person has around 8 – 10 pints of blood in their body. Our blood is vital to life. It carries Oxygen to all the cells in our body and removes waste products...

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First Aid for Minor Burns

Minor or first degree burns are incredibly common household injuries. Our homes are full of items which can cause burns – hair straighteners, kettles, toasters, electric heaters. The list is endless! Generally, burns are caused...

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How to Call an Ambulance

Calling an ambulance is something nearly of us will have to do during our lifetime, whether it be for a friend, relative or stranger on the street. Often, the emergency situation is very stressful which...

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Recognising a Stroke – the FAST Test

It’s crazy to think 1 in 6 people worldwide will suffer a stroke in their lifetime [1]. In the United States, on average, one person every 40 seconds has a stroke [2]. Early medical...

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How to Stop Nosebleeds

A first aid favourite! Nosebleeds are a very common first aid presentation. Using a simple technique you can help stop a nosebleed and provide much relief to the patient Let’s start with a quick...