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The Truth About Tourniquets

The Truth About Tourniquets

  The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) First Aid Guidelines 2015 state that when direct pressure cannot control severe bleeding, tourniquets and haemostatic dressings are now advised and this is fully supported by ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on...
What is Sepsis?

What is Sepsis?

What is Sepsis? Six signs of Sepsis – essential information for every parent:   Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition where the body’s immune system over reacts to an infection; resulting in widespread inflammation, swelling and blood...
Head injury advice – when to play on

Head injury advice – when to play on

Head Injury advice – when to play on There is currently an outcry that Professional Rugby seems to be failing to appreciate the extent of brain damage that can occur following repeated head injuries and putting money before the players’ lives. George North, the...
Why defibrillators save lives?

Why defibrillators save lives?

Why defibrillators save lives? Each year in Britain around 30,000 people are struck by sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital environments. They can affect anyone at any time – from young children at school, to adults when they’re at home, work or out in public...
Biker Down

Biker Down

Biker Down – a life-saving initiative from the Fire and Rescue Services, supported by LAS and TFL On Saturday, as research for my new book on Roadside First Aid, I was privileged to join one of the highly-acclaimed Biker Down courses. Biker Down is a superb...
Starfish – true story about Sepsis

Starfish – true story about Sepsis

Starfish – true story about Sepsis and its harrowing impact upon a real family Sepsis is a devastating and extremely serious condition that affects over 150,000 people and kills over 44,000 people in the UK every year – more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer...

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