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Defibrillators Save Lives

Defibrillators Save Lives

There was a great article in The Times today on the importance of defibrillators. The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest jumps from 6% to 74% if a shock is delivered within 3 minutes, so it really is important you know how to use one. Click on the image below to...
First Aid for Life Speaker Events

First Aid for Life Speaker Events

It’s been a busy week! Wandsworth Radio Saturday 6th May saw Emma Hammett on Wandsworth Radio’s programme The Kids are Alright at noon discussing child safety. You can listen to her interview on Mixcloud.   Children’s Activity Providers Event...
Crushed, Bruised or Amputated Fingers

Crushed, Bruised or Amputated Fingers

Amputated tips of fingers and toes are very common injuries and with the right initial first aid treatment, they can very often be successfully re-attached. Amputated Finger: What to Do If part of a finger is amputated, the priority is to look after the child. Sit...
9 Top Tips for a Great Marathon

9 Top Tips for a Great Marathon

    Running the Marathon is an incredible challenge and it is important to plan ahead and prepare properly both in terms of your training schedule prior to the event and on the actual day. Wear appropriate clothing Dress for the weather conditions and to be most...
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...
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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