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Identify Stroke Symptoms With This FAST Quiz

Identify Stroke Symptoms With This FAST Quiz

Written by guest blogger, Megan Denny Learning how to detect a stroke is one of the easiest first responder skills you can learn and an essential life-saving skill. If a stroke victim receives clot-busting drugs within three hours of their stroke, they are much more likely to survive and avoidRead More

CPR and First Aid Do’s and Don’ts

CPR and First Aid Do’s and Don’ts

Mobile devices put a wealth of medical knowledge at our fingertips, but the internet is a poor substitute for proper training. In an emergency, you won’t have time to compare articles, read the comments or study a diagram, especially if you’re injured and alone. Hands-on training with an experienced instructorRead More

How to Be Prepared for an Anaphylaxis Emergency

How to Be Prepared for an Anaphylaxis Emergency

It’s likely you have already heard about anaphylaxis and the life-threatening effects it can have on an individual. But can you confidently say you would know how to administer care to someone suffering from an anaphylaxis emergency? Whether you know someone who can suffer from an anaphylaxis reaction, everyone shouldRead More

5 Ways to Ensure Your Children Stay Safe

5 Ways to Ensure Your Children Stay Safe

Written by Alison Hush When the weather warms up and schools break up, kids look to enjoy many activities. We have five hot tips (excuse the pun!) for you to ensure your kids enjoy the holidays whilst staying safe and healthy. Have a First Aid Kit Handy! Emergency situations canRead More

Why Refreshing EFR Primary and Secondary Care Skills Is More Important Than Ever

Why Refreshing EFR Primary and Secondary Care Skills Is More Important Than Ever

Written by Liz Wilkie  EFR Primary and Secondary Care skills are almost the same as any other, in that if you don’t use ‘em, you’ll lose ‘em – but these are the skills that you really don’t want to lose. Often referred to more generally as ‘first-aid skills’, these areRead More

Make First Aid and CPR Training a Family Affair

Make First Aid and CPR Training a Family Affair

Falls, burns, and accidental poisoning are some of the most common household emergencies. If one of these accidents occurs in your home, is your family prepared to respond? Parents aren’t the only ones who should learn and practice lifesaving skills. Most school-aged children can and should learn basic first aidRead More

Adequate Care Provided is Better than Perfect Care Withheld

Adequate Care Provided is Better than Perfect Care Withheld

When a medical emergency occurs, trained bystanders sometimes hesitate to act. Why? Because they’re in denial, or they’re afraid of doing something wrong. In today’s post, we’ll examine some of the reasons people don’t take action, and why imperfect care is better than no help at all. In an emergencyRead More

Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Written by Megan Denny Disasters come in all shapes in sizes, earthquakes, fires, floods, winter storms and power outages, but 30 minutes is all you need to round up emergency essentials for you and your family. Don’t get caught unprepared; your future self will thank you. The items below willRead More

The Evolution of CPR Training

The Evolution of CPR Training

Ever wondered how the lifesaving procedure we call “CPR” came to be? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may seem like it’s been around for ages, but the technique wasn’t finalised until 1960. Even today, medical experts implement changes to improve CPR’s effectiveness; the most recent change occurred in 2015. CPR techniques throughoutRead More

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

You probably know CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and you may know the SIM card in your phone is its subscriber identification module. But, do you know how to use SAMPLE questions as an assessment tool for a patient who appears unwell? SAMPLE helps you remember the key questions toRead More