Category Archives: First Aid Opinion

Have you set up Medical ID on your IPhone?

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You now have the ability to store your medical information on your iPhone. First responders are able to access your medical information without your phone being unlocked. They can see information like medical conditions, blood type, and allergies. There is even a link to your chosen emergency contacts who can be called from your mobile…

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Common First Aid Myths

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Myth 1: Leaning back with a nosebleed. However, leaning back will cause you to swallow blood, and you are likely to feel nauseous and vomit the blood. The best thing to do would be to lean forward with a nosebleed, pinch the nostrils shut and breathe through your mouth. Myth 2: A Heart attack casualty…

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First aid advice for wasp and bee stings

First Aid tips for Bees and Wasp Stings

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With the fabulous weather we are seeing this summer it is extremely common for people to get stung by bee and wasp stings, especially when spending time outside and eating outside. Recognition: First there is pain where the person has been stung, followed by redness and swelling around the site of the sting. If you…

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Cold Water Shock and the Five Steps to Float

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We recently came across this information related to cold water shock and staying alive in the water on the Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) website. This topic has also been in the news recently, specifically highlighting the dangers of cold water shock which can make you unable to breathe if you suddenly enter cold water.…

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Teachers save colleague with CPR after she has heart attack in front of pupils

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Article Link: https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/17/teachers-save-colleague-with-cpr-after-she-has-heart-attack-in-front-of-pupils-7638534/ You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where you are required to save someone’s life. But being called upon to put your first aid skills into practice is far more common than you might think. This teacher was helped by other members of staff who were able to…

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First aid training for parents is essential

Father who saved baby’s life months after learning CPR urges others to learn first aid

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We recently came across this article on the Independent and deemed it worthy of sharing. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/father-cpr-save-baby-life-first-aid-education-class-learn-child-health-a8329531.html Learning the basics of first aid is so simple and comes in handy in a variety of different situations, and can be the difference between life and death. It is imperative to know what to do in an emergency…

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Should First Aid be Taught in Schools?

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Here at FM Training we believe that first aid training should be added into the school curriculum so that more people are able to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Some schools have been able to add this into their teaching but with the curriculum already very full and budgets limited it is often…

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