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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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Diabetes: How to recognise hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

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What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where someone is unable to control the blood sugar (glucose) levels in their body. The body produces the hormone insulin which helps the body burn of sugars. If someone’s body has problems with insulin production, they will develop diabetes. Recognising Diabetes Often people do not know they have…

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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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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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First Aid for Epilepsy and Seizures

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A seizure (also known as a fit or convulsion) occurs when there is an electrical disturbance in the brain. There are many different types of seizures and can be brought on by many things, an injury to the head, stress to the brain can cause fitting, lack of oxygen to the brain or a raised…

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Mini Eggs Choking Danger

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As Easter approaches we deemed it worthy to share a post of the choking danger posed by mini eggs. In case you hadn’t noticed mini eggs have a warning on the back of their packaging which states that they are not suitable for any children under the age of 4. Mini eggs as well as…

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Burns

Burns: What to do

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Burns are common, painful and life changing injuries that can occur under many circumstances, in and out of the workplace. There are lots of myths out there about how to deal with a burn. You may have heard of putting butter on burns. However, any oily substances keep the heat in. So, this will not…

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Meningitis

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Meningitis is a fatal disease that can develop very quickly and can lead to long term complications such as deafness, limb loss and severe brain damage. It can happen to anyone at any age. It is super important that you recognise any early signs and symptoms and get medical help quickly. Meningitis is an infection…

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First Aid for Fainting

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Fainting is usually caused by a reduction in oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and can be described as a brief loss of consciousness. People often faint due to lack of food, exhaustion, dehydration, standing still for a long period of time, pain or emotional stress. Possible Signs and Symptoms: A brief loss of consciousness,…

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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 fully equipped First Aid Kit and a  First Aider…

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