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Febrile Convulsions

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What are Febrile Convulsions?   A febrile convulsion is a fit or seizure which occurs most frequently in babies or young children who are unwell and have a high body temperature. A febrile convulsion occurs most commonly in children under the age of five. Young children can suffer from common infections such as ear infections,…

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Sepsis

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Sepsis Sepsis is a common and potentially life threatening response to an infection or injury, resulting in widespread inflammation, swelling and blood clots which can lead onto tissue damage, organ failure and deaths. It is essential to recognise the signs and symptoms early, so that sepsis can be treated promptly. Sepsis can be difficult to…

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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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Hypothermia

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During the winter months it is important to look after yourselves from the dangers of cold weather. Infants, the elderly and frail are the most vulnerable. However, anyone can suffer from hypothermia and it can be serious. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops from the normal 37C to below 35C. Hypothermia can be…

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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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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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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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