Category: First aid blog

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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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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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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...