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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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Mum Uses First Aid to Save Another Person’s Baby

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We recently came across this article and thought you should see it: http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-super-mum-uses-first-aid-to-save-another-person-s-baby-1-5194538  Choking is extremely common and very frightening especially when it involves babies and young children. This can be either from food or small objects that they sometimes pick up and put in their mouths. However, knowing what do in an emergency situation could…

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Vaper Danger and Heart Attacks – Are You Prepared?

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We thought this was an interesting issue around Vaper Danger. Studies have found that vaping with e–cigarettes can increase the chance of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Source: http://news.sky.com/story/e-cigarettes-containing-nicotine-may-increase-risk-of-heart-attack-11030500 Would you know what to do if someone was having a heart attack? If you would like to attend one of our first aid courses…

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First aid teacher saved by his own student after he suffered a heart attack during a course

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We recently came across this on the DailyMail and we thought we should share this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4744972/St-John-s-aid-teacher-saved-student.html This is another great example of why everyone needs to have the knowledge and skills to act with confidence when faced with a real life situation. Time is of the essence in situations such as this. The quicker you…

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