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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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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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Busy, Busy week of First Aid Courses

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We have had a busy and interesting week teaching First Aid Courses to staff from local businesses in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire. We taught a range of First Aid Courses, and these Included Emergency First Aid at Work Courses for individuals and local businesses in High Wycombe and Marlow, Paediatric First…

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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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Halloween First Aid tips

Halloween – Top tips for staying safe

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One of the most eagerly awaited nights of the year is on its way. Most parents’ worry is that their child will eat too many sweets. Stay safe at Halloween and remember to encourage children to be aware of choking risks. Don’t let your children run with sweets in their mouth, and remember to check…

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