Category: First aid blog

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Practice First Aid Exam (with Answers)

Are you preparing for an upcoming first aid exam or test? Here are some practice questions to test your first aid knowledge. We’ve put the correct answers at the end of this blog post....

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Correct AED Pad Placement

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a medical device that delivers an electrical shock to a victim in cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest occurs when a victim’s heart stops beating and blood stops flowing...

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Asthma First Aid Without an Inhaler

Asthma is a condition affecting the small airways in our lungs. An asthma attack occurs when the small airways become inflamed and clogged with mucus, this causes difficulty in breathing and a characteristic ‘wheezing’...

Complete AED (Defibrillator) Buyers Guide – updated 2018 0

Complete AED (Defibrillator) Buyers Guide – updated 2018

This short guide was created to help you understand the basics of shopping for defibrillators online and to help you choose the right defibrillator for you. We do not sell any defibrillators ourselves, so...

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What is a Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. This results in blood no longer being pumped around the body. This quickly leads to the vital organs (brain, heart) being starved of oxygen.  It...

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The Best Baby Thermometers (updated 2018)

A thermometer is a must-have item for any parent with a baby or small child. Babies and children are prone to infections and being able to monitor their temperature is essential.  There is a...

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Two Rescuer Adult BLS & CPR

Two rescuer CPR is an effective way of delivering high-quality CPR to a victim in cardiac arrest.  Chest compressions are the most important aspect of CPR, however, when two trained rescuers are available the...

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AED Special Considerations and Situations

An AED (defibrillator) delivers an electrical shock to a victim in cardiac arrest. The following special situations may require the rescuer to take additional actions when using an AED to help a victim in...

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How to Perform High Quality Chest Compressions (CPR)

Effective chest compressions are the most important component of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). High-quality CPR involves rescuers being aware of how to deliver effective chest compressions to a victim in order to improve the chances of...

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Baby First Aid Checklist

Every parent should have access to a baby first aid kit at home. You never know when an accident might happen, so it’s always useful to have first aid supplies on hand. But what exactly...

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The Cheapest AED Training Units

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that delivers an electrical shock to a victim in cardiac arrest. Public AEDs are becoming increasingly common, and many public buildings and workplaces now have an AED...

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How Does Anaphaylatic Shock Occur?

Anaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening allergic reaction affecting the entire body. Anaphylactic shock is caused when the individual is exposed to something they are allergic too. Their body responds by releasing large amounts of...