Category: First aid blog

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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...

First aid acronyms 2

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...

What is Mental Health First Aid? (MHFA) 2

What is Mental Health First Aid? (MHFA)

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis We’re all familiar with ‘traditional’ first aid – helping people with a physical problem...

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What is a Defibrillator? (AED)

So what is a defibrillator? If you’re a fan of medical TV drama then you’ll have a vague idea – pads connected to a persons’ chest, lots of doctors running around shouting “Charging” and...

Heart attack deaths halve – BBC News 2

Heart attack deaths halve – BBC News

The death rate from heart attacks in England has halved in the last decade, says an Oxford University study. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at more than 800,000 men and women who...

British Heart Foundation launches ‘hands only CPR’ campaign 3

British Heart Foundation launches ‘hands only CPR’ campaign

The British Heart Foundation have launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging bystanders to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Their message is that chest compressions are more important than the “kiss of life” (rescue breaths) so...

Watch your own heart attack (on Youtube…) 1

Watch your own heart attack (on Youtube…)

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to watch your own heart attack? This clever British Heart Foundation advert from 2008 attempts to simulate just that. It does a great job of...

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Looking for first aid photos?

Are you looking for first aid photos? Here’s some places on the web where you can find various first aid photos showing first aid techniques and procedures. > Microsoft Office Images – search for “first aid”...

Win a free first aid kit this Christmas! 0

Win a free first aid kit this Christmas!

The British Red Cross are running a competition and giving away free first aid kits! All you have to do is submit a seasonal photograph of Red Cross volunteers in action. To be in...

First aid regulations (United Kingdom) 2

First aid regulations (United Kingdom)

First aid regulations in the workplace are regulated by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in the United Kingdom. Under the  Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 act, employers are required to provide “adequate and...

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The best first aid apps for iPhone

There are a number of first aid apps available for the iPhone, here’s a roundup of the best first aid apps available! First aid by British Red Cross (free) This comprehensive first aid app...