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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...
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...

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