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Minor Head Injuries and Nose Bleeds

Minor Head Injuries and Nose Bleeds

Bumped Head For bruised heads and head injuries it is important to look for signs of internal head injury and monitor the casualty closely for the next 48 hours. Call an ambulance if they have or develop any of the following: unconsciousness abnormal breathing obvious...
First Aid for Bumps and Bruises

First Aid for Bumps and Bruises

First Aid for Bumps and Bruises Growing up means becoming increasingly adventurous, independent and mobile. Unfortunately, this makes bumps, scrapes and bruises ever more likely. First aid courses often prioritise life-threatening topics, but it is important to know...
Suffocation and Strangulation

Suffocation and Strangulation

Suffocation and strangulation, along with choking and drowning, account for the majority of accidents resulting in fatalities in the under 5s. Suffocation The key culprits for suffocation are nappy sacks and plastic bags as babies are unable to remove them if they...
New Guidance on Childhood Accidents

New Guidance on Childhood Accidents

Public Health England (PHE) has just published a report looking at the long-term implications of preventable accidents for children and their families, along with the financial cost to public services. In order to reduce the number of avoidable accidents occurring in...

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