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First Aid for a Drowning Adult, Baby or Child

First Aid for a Drowning Adult, Baby or Child

First Aid for a Drowning Adult, Baby or Child  Always supervise children near water, they can drown in just a couple of centimetres. Drowning can happen quickly and quietly and causes a frightening number of fatalities every year. Always empty water play as soon as...
Head Injuries

Head Injuries

Children frequently bang their heads and it is difficult to tell whether they have done any serious damage. Most head injuries are not serious and simply result on a bump or bruise. However, severe or repeated head injuries can cause damage to the brain. Most blows to...
Diabetes

Diabetes

This week is Diabetes Week 2017 in the UK. Every day, 65 people in the UK die early as a result of diabetes. It is important to know how to help a diabetic whose life is in danger. What is it? Diabetes is a condition where someone is unable to adequately regulate...
Burns: What to Do

Burns: What to Do

More than 500 children under five are taken to hospital every week because of burns and scalds. Burns are particularly serious for small children and babies. They haven’t yet developed the reflex to move away from something hot and their skin is up to 15 times thinner...
What to do if a Baby is Choking

What to do if a Baby is Choking

Choking is extremely common and very frightening but in most cases, with the right help, the casualty will make a full recovery. Babies can choke on anything small enough to fit through a loo roll. To Prevent Choking: Keep small objects out of reach Cut food into very...
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...

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