Category Archives: First Aid Opinion

Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools – campaign

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We thought this was an interesting issue around first aid in schools. Source: https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/campaigning/generic-pen-campaign/ New legislation has recently come out from Allergy UK, who have been campaigning for some time to have emergency adrenaline auto–injectors (AAI) available in schools. AAIs give a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction…

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Teenager saves dad with CPR

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I came across this on the BBC and wanted to share it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-40357224/cornwall-teenager-saves-dad-with-cpr-learnt-from-house This is another great article which highlights the importance of knowing what to do in an emergency situation. CPR is vital, as you are taking over the role of the heart by pumping oxygenated blood around the body and to the brain…

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5 year old saves brother from choking by using first aid skills

5 year old saves his brother from choking on a meatball

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We came across this headline recently: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-40430970/boy-5-saves-brother-from-choking-on-meatball Oliver Bevans saved his little brother from choking by applying first aid techniques that he had learnt from school. This story shows that emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and it is essential to know what to do when an emergency strikes. This also proves that first…

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First aid training to help in terror attacks

People need to learn lifesaving skills…

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A timely comment we stumbled across on the BBC website: “People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack in the UK, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said”. (BBC News, 2017) Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38495234 This news story highlights that medics are calling for more people…

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First aid training helps a schoolboy save his mother from choking

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We came across this headline recently: “Quick-thinking schoolboy, 10, saves his mother from choking on a pork scratching after learning the Heimlich manoeuvre at a school demonstration just days before” (Daily Mail) Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4000864/Quick-thinking-schoolboy-10-saves-mother-choking-pork-scratching-learning-Heimlich-manoeuvre-school-demonstration-just-days-before.html This article really highlights how children can help save lives in an emergency situation if they are given the opportunity to learn…

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Automated External Defibrillator Course in High Wycombe

How Important are Defibrillators at Schools?

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We hope you’re well. As you may already be aware, there is a Government campaign that is recommending that all schools should have defibrillators available on site. Here is the press release from November 2014 on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/automated-external-defibrillators-aeds-in-schools Personally we think this is a good idea. We believe that having a defibrillator at schools could save lives. It…

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Possible Compulsory First Aid Training for All Nursery Staff‏ in 2016

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We hope you’re well. Welcome to our blog! As you may already be aware, there is possible legislation coming into effect next year (2016) that would make paediatric first aid training compulsory for all nursery staff. The press release from March 2015 on gov.uk makes interesting reading: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-aid-training-to-be-made-compulsory-for-new-nursery-recruits Personally we think this legislation would make sense. The tragic case of Millie…

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