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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Head injuries

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Head Injuries are common. From regular minor bumps as children to slips and falls as adults. The question is how do we know whether it is serious or not? The signs and symptoms are usually a great help to recognising the severity of a head Injury. It is important to look out for anything unusual…

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Asthma: What it is and what to do when an attack occurs

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According to Asthma UK, there are 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK – 1.1. million children and 4.3 million adults. From research carried out by Asthma UK someone has a serious attack every 10 seconds. Asthma is a condition that affects the airways, causing them to tighten and go into spasm, making it…

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Automated External Defibrillator Course in High Wycombe

Defibrillators

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Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the UK. Around 30,000 people each year suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Every minute without CPR and Defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival decreases by approximately 10%. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device which shocks the heart back into its normal rhythm during cardiac…

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Halloween – Top tips for staying safe

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One of the most eagerly awaited nights of the year is on its way. Most parents’ worry is that their child will eat too many sweets. Stay safe at Halloween and remember to encourage children to be aware of choking risks. Don’t let your children run with sweets in their mouth, and remember to check…

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Heart attack: How to recognise and what to do

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According to the British Heart Foundation statistics, sadly someone is taken to hospital with a heart attack every three minutes. We feel it is necessary to spread the word about this condition and ensure that you know how to respond if someone around you experiences one. A heart attack is caused by a sudden obstruction…

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First Aid for Stings

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As the warm and sunny weather returns, it is extremely common for people to get bitten or stung by an insect or bug, particularly when eating outside or walking around barefoot. Possible Signs and Symptoms of a Sting: Pain where the casualty has been stung Redness and swelling around the site of the sting What…

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Anaphylaxis

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Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe and often sudden allergic reaction. The reaction will often happen very quickly, within minutes of exposure to the allergen. But sometimes they can occur up to 2-3 hours after exposure. In severe cases, there is a sudden fall in blood pressure and difficulty in breathing. This makes the reaction potentially…

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