Category Archives: First Aid Opinion

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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Summer Sun

Staying Safe in the Sun

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As the hot weather continues here are some tips to help you stay safe in the sun. Dehydration is a common side effect of high temperatures and outdoor time during the summer. Keeping everyone well hydrated is particularly important in this hot weather. Drink plenty of water and don’t forget to look out for those…

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Injured sports player

How To Treat Common Sports Type Injuries

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We thought it is important to share some knowledge on how to treat the most common type of sport injuries. It is essential to know how to treat minor first aid injuries to prevent them from getting worse. It is also crucial that you have a first aider on site when performing any sports. Sprains…

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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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Sepsis – Signs and Symptoms

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We recently came across this article online on BBC News and deemed it worthy of sharing: Article Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48353222 Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection which is responsible for 52,000 deaths in the UK each year. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. So, it is vitally important…

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Meningitis Rash Glass Test

What is the meningitis rash?

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We recently came across this article online at Meningitis Research Foundation and deemed it worthy of sharing. Article Link: https://www.meningitis.org/blogs/what-is-the-meningitis-rash When most people hear the word meningitis, they think that the rash appears. However, this can be one of the last symptoms to appear and sometimes it never presents. It is so important to trust…

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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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