Category: First aid blog

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Pick up a CPR face shield today!

Chances are, we’ll come across someone needing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at least once in our lifetime. CPR involves chest compressions and rescue breaths to keep the casualty alive until further medical help arrives (such...

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The aims of first aid – the three Ps

A simple way to remember the aims of first aid is to think of the “Three Ps” – Preserve / Prevent / Promote. A first aider has a number of roles and responsibilities in...

Free first aid guide – pick up your copy today! 0

Free first aid guide – pick up your copy today!

St John Ambulance are offering a free first aid guide for UK residents. All you have to do is fill out a simple form on their website and they’ll post the guide to you....

First aid question & answers 9

First aid question & answers

Learning first aid can appear to be a complex process. Here are some common first aid questions and answers. How can I learn first aid? Many organisations run first aid courses for members of...

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First aid tip: first aid for chemical burns

There are a wide variety of chemicals and substances which can cause chemical burns. These can range from household chemicals such as bleach, cleaning products, pesticides to strong industrial chemicals used in the workplace....

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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...

Help Get First Aid on the National Curriculum – We did it! 4

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...