British Journal of Child Health – COVID-19 in schools

British Journal of Child Health – COVID-19 in schools

There are a number of challenges in order to safely return more children to school. Emma Hammett provides an overview of the latest guidance on infection control, personal protective equipment and CPR for educational settings. Click here or the logo above to read the...

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The Hippocratic Post – How to cycle safely

The Hippocratic Post – How to cycle safely

  In this article for The Hippocratic Post, we offer advice on how to cycle safely, covering the importance of wearing a helmet and how to deal with common cycling injuries. Click here or the logo above to read the article in full.  

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JoJo Maman Bebe – How to Safety Proof you Home

JoJo Maman Bebe – How to Safety Proof you Home

https://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/littleextras/lifestyle/a-simple-guide-to-safety-proofing-your-home/ Emma recently wrote for JoJo Maman Bebe, sharing top tips advising how you can easily and effectively safety proof your home to prevent any accidents endangering your...

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Interschools – The Chinese Coronavirus

Interschools – The Chinese Coronavirus

We have been featured in the Interschools Advertiser, giving vital health advice on the Chinese coronavirus. For more information, you can go to our article on the subject, or click the image to find out more.

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WRCBtv – Christmas First Aid Kit

WRCBtv – Christmas First Aid Kit

First Aid for Life has been quoted on the American news website WRCB, covering the essential things to have in your seasonal first aid kit. Click on the image to read the article in full! You can also read our blog article on the same topic by clicking this...

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Saga Magazine – Jeremy Paxman and First Aid for Pets

Saga Magazine – Jeremy Paxman and First Aid for Pets

In November, Jeremy Paxman took a course at First Aid For Life's sister company, First Aid for Pets, which he talked about in an interview with Saga Magazine. We had a great time teaching him first aid for his dog and he had a fantastic time learning vital first aid...

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Birmingham Live – Button Batteries

Birmingham Live – Button Batteries

Emma Hammett, CEO and founder of First Aid for Life, is quoted in Birmingham Live, warning and giving advice on the risks posed by button batteries. Click on the picture to read the full article.

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The Mirror Online – Button Batteries

The Mirror Online – Button Batteries

First Aid For Life's Emma Hammett has been quoted in The Mirror Online, giving advice on how to deal with the dangers of button batteries over Christmas. Click on the picture to read the full article.

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PACEY – How to Help a Choking Child

PACEY – How to Help a Choking Child

First Aid For Life CEO Emma Hammett has written an article for PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) on what to to should your child start choking. Click on the image to read the full article.

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Weaning Week – Difference Between Gagging and Choking

Weaning Week – Difference Between Gagging and Choking

For Weaning Week 2019, Emma wrote an expert guide for parents who are weaning their children off milk to solid foods. This can be a daunting period, due to the fear many parents have of choking. Emma's guide explains everything you need to know and all the safety...

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PACEY – Febrile Convulsions

PACEY – Febrile Convulsions

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. In this article, Emma explains all there is to know about febrile convulsions, which are common in babies and children under 5 years of age and appear scary but are actually rarely dangerous if you...

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British Dental Journal – Open The Airway

British Dental Journal – Open The Airway

In this special article for the BDJ, Emma advises on oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways in the final article of a whole series Emma wrote on Resuscitation in a dental setting. Click here to read it in full!

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CLO PR – Interview

CLO PR – Interview

A lovely in-depth interview on the importance of first aid training, being an entrepreneur and personal motivations/goals with the hugely positive London PR agency Clo.

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British Geriatrics Society – Frailty in Older People

British Geriatrics Society – Frailty in Older People

  Emma attended a fascinating meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine on the impact of frailty in the treatment of older people. The meeting was presented by the British Geriatrics Society; chaired by Dr Mashkur Khan, President of the Geriatric and Gerontology...

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SheerLuxe – What To Do In The Case Of Having A Stroke

SheerLuxe – What To Do In The Case Of Having A Stroke

We’re conditioned to believe that strokes only happen to the elderly, but contrary to popular belief, you can actually suffer a stroke at any age. Here, we asked the experts what to do in the case of an emergency. 7th March 2019 After the unexpected death of 90210 and...

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MailOnline – Shrove Tuesday Safety

MailOnline – Shrove Tuesday Safety

From not flipping your pancakes as much to using wooden-handled pans: First aid expert reveals how to stay safe this Shrove Tuesday Many are overly enthusiastic when flipping pancakes or hold hot pan handlesSlipping on spilt fat caused by tossing pancakes is also a...

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British Dental Journal – How to Save a Life With CPR & AEDs

British Dental Journal – How to Save a Life With CPR & AEDs

SearchE-alertSubmitLogin Feature | Published: 01 February 2019 How to save a life with CPR and an AED Emma Hammett BDJ Team volume6, Article number: 19037 (2019) | Download Citation Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life outlines how to use a defibrillator in the event of...

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BritMums – Safety at Christmas

BritMums – Safety at Christmas

21 DECEMBER 2018 Each year our hospitals see a festive swell of more than 80,000 people needing treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the Christmas holidays. According to the NHS, around 6,000 of those injured, will need to be admitted. Of...

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Hippocratic Post – Dangers of Christmas for Pets

Hippocratic Post – Dangers of Christmas for Pets

The dangers of Christmas for pets Emma Hammett | 10th December 2018 | ALL CREATURES | No Comments Share:     Christmas is potentially a very dangerous for your pets. Copious amounts of chocolate are around at this time of year. It starts on December 1st with...

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Mail on Sunday – Indoor Pollution

Mail on Sunday – Indoor Pollution

Why you should never dry clothes on a radiator or light scented candles in your home: Expert reveals how pollution INSIDE your home can cause asthma attacks and damage your lungs First aid expert Emma Hammett warns of the dangers of indoor air pollution Damp air can...

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Daily Mail – Blood Donation Myths

Daily Mail – Blood Donation Myths

You CAN donate blood if you have a tattoo, are on medication, menstruating or a vegetarian: Nurse busts 20 myths around giving blood Hospitals need an additional 190,000 new donors every year to meet demand 81% of 18-24 years olds have never given blood, says nurse...

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Daily Express – Lifesaving Bleed Kits

Daily Express – Lifesaving Bleed Kits

Knife campaigners call for lifesaving 'bleed' kits GIVING first-aid kits to the public and all police response units could help save the lives of stabbing victims, campaigners said yesterday By MICHAEL KNOWLES, EXCLUSIVE PUBLISHED: 10:45, Fri, Nov 16, 2018 |...

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Age UK Blog – Staying Safe at Home

Age UK Blog – Staying Safe at Home

Staying safe at home Blog written by Joe Oldman, Housing and Transport Policy Manager, Age UK We know that safe and accessible housing promotes health, wellbeing, and independence and prevents unnecessary injuries, accidents, and deaths. But for many older people,...

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Time & Leisure – Staying Safe for Older People

Time & Leisure – Staying Safe for Older People

At the beginning of this month, on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, the Royal Hospital Chelsea hosted the launch of a vital new initiative ‘Stay Safe for Older People’ with the aim to help older people lead healthy and independent lives. The Stay...

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BritMums – Firework Related Accidents

BritMums – Firework Related Accidents

          As the dark nights draw in, there are lots of occasions where fireworks feature and add to the festivities. In this article, first aid expert, Emma Hammett tells us about the facts we need to be aware of. Official figures show that...

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British Dental Journal – The Recovery Position

British Dental Journal – The Recovery Position

A guide to the recovery position - British Dental Journal - Verified CPD Feature | Published: 02 November 2018 Emma Hammett BDJ Team volume5, Article number: 18201 (2018) | Download Citation In the first of a series of articles outlining the basics of life support...

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NappyValleyNet – Firework Safety

NappyValleyNet – Firework Safety

ENSURING FIREWORKS ARE MEMORABLE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS! Last Updated on : 26th October 2018 As winter approaches there are many festivities to look forward to which feature fireworks such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year. There...

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Thrive Global – Halloween Safety Guide

Thrive Global – Halloween Safety Guide

Halloween – Your Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe and Sane on the Scariest Night of the Year Top tips to stay safe and first aid advice should things go wrong     Whether you love Halloween or loathe it, the occasion is growing in popularity. For many,...

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Daily Mail – Grapefruit & Medication

Daily Mail – Grapefruit & Medication

How GRAPEFRUIT can seriously affect your medicine: Expert reveals 53 drugs that are made dangerously strong or weak by eating the fruit Grapefruit is able to disrupt a chemical in the intestine which breaks down drugs This means it can change the way the body absorbs...

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BritMums – The Sandwich Generation

BritMums – The Sandwich Generation

Tips for the sandwich generation There comes a stage for many mums when their biggest concerns are no longer their little ones, but their own parents. The term ‘sandwich generation’, describes simultaneously meeting the needs of both our children and our parents....

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The Hippocratic Post – Measles is Back

The Hippocratic Post – Measles is Back

Measles is back Emma Hammett | 6th September 2018 | GLOBAL REACH, INFECTION/DISEASE, NHS, PAEDIATRICS | 1 Comment Share:   Measles cases across Europe have hit a record high, causing 37 deaths this year. New figures from the World Health Organisation show a staggering...

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LadBible – Maltesers Potential as a Choking Hazard

LadBible – Maltesers Potential as a Choking Hazard

July 20th 2018  0  Shares First Aid Expert Calls Out 'Deadly' Maltesers Game In Advert Jess Hardiman in NEWS A first aid expert has spotted a what they think is a big, potentially fatal problem with the Maltesers Buttons ad, which involves a seemingly harmless game of...

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Evening Standard – How to Help Knife & Gun Crime Victims

Evening Standard – How to Help Knife & Gun Crime Victims

Click here to read the full article. A first aid expert has revealed her “simple steps” to helping victims of stabbings and shootings amid a shocking wave of violent crime in London. Emma Hammett, an experienced nurse and the founder of First Aid for Life, provides a...

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British Dental Journal – Dealing With Asthma

British Dental Journal – Dealing With Asthma

Asthma is an extremely common chronic condition that can be triggered and exacerbated by the stress of visiting the dentist. When someone is having an asthma attack, their airways go into spasm which causes tightness of the chest; the linings of the airways become...

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Daily Mail – 8 Top Tips to Avoid Christmas Accidents

Daily Mail – 8 Top Tips to Avoid Christmas Accidents

From undercooked turkey to mistletoe poisoning, a first-aid expert has revealed her top tips for an accident-free Christmas. Christmas is an exciting time where families join together to celebrate, yet, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents...

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GoPlayGo Podcast #3 – Children’s Activity Provider

GoPlayGo Podcast #3 – Children’s Activity Provider

GoPlayGo Podcast #3 is now available. Listen to me speak on how I started the business and what activity providers need to know about First Aid as well as some exclusive marketing tips. "Facebook Live" is one of the best ways to market" - find out why! iTunes Podcast...

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The Huffington Post – Keeping Safe This Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post – Keeping Safe This Bonfire Night

During the four weeks around November the 5th, around 1,000 people will be injured from fireworks. Of these accidents, nearly 600 are likely to occur at home or private parties and nearly 400 accidents involve children under the age of 13. Although great fun,...

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Daily Mail – Helping People in Danger

Daily Mail – Helping People in Danger

Mail Online article- Why you shouldn't try to be a hero when helping people in danger. New research by University of Waterloo suggests that sometimes helping people in danger doesn't always save lives. It can actually cause more problems. This can happen when the...

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Living the Life- Helping a Choking Child

Living the Life- Helping a Choking Child

Islam Channel (Living the Life)- How to Help a Choking Child On Living the Life Emma Hammett explains how to help a choking child in an emergency. It is important you are able to know what to do if you find someone choking. This is a very common accident to happen and...

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PACEY – Helping Young Children with Asthma

PACEY – Helping Young Children with Asthma

PACEY: Helping Young Children with Asthma Asthma is an extremely common chronic condition, with one in eleven children affected. It is the most common respiratory disorder of children. There are over 25,000 emergency hospital admissions for asthma amongst children in...

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Morton Michel – Head Injuries

Morton Michel – Head Injuries

Morton Michel - Head Injuries  Babies and children bump their heads a lot. It is important that you are aware of when a head injury becomes dangerous. Find out when you should be worried by reading the full article. Read full article by following the link or clicking...

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Wandsworth Radio – Accident prevention

Wandsworth Radio – Accident prevention

Wandsworth Radio - The Kids Are Alright Show with Fayon It's a show of 2 halves! In the 2nd half, mum, expert first aider and author Emma Hammett from First Aid for life shares tips on prevention and her new book: Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls. Speaking about burns...

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NCT – Bumped Heads

NCT – Bumped Heads

NCT Magazine - Bumped Heads Head injuries are extremely common, particularly in small children as they are the wrong height for everything, are head heavy and totally oblivious to most things around them. As a parent, it can be frightening when your little one has hit...

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The Hippocratic Post – First Aid for Amputated Fingers

The Hippocratic Post – First Aid for Amputated Fingers

Hippocratic Post - first aid for an amputated finger 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 Read full article by...

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MailOnline – Accidental Finger Amputation

MailOnline – Accidental Finger Amputation

Mail Online - What to do if you accidentally chopped off part of your finger? Accidentally chopping off part of your finger is a worry many face in the presence of sharp knives. But there's no longer any reason to freeze in horror if the unfortunate incident does...

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The Hippocratic Post – Tourniquets

The Hippocratic Post – Tourniquets

Hippocratic Post - To tourniquet or not tourniquet? There is discussion about whether people should be trained in how to use a tourniquet to stanch blood loss in the event that they come across a stabbing victim - or they are stabbed themselves. Emma Hammett shares...

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Journal of Family Health – First Aid Training

Journal of Family Health – First Aid Training

Journal of Family Health - First Aid Training  Does it meet the needs of health professionals? Emma Hammett explains why she believes healthcare professionals should undergo specialist first aid training, to ensure a calm and appropriate response to some of the...

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CV Magazine – Empowering People to Save Lives

CV Magazine – Empowering People to Save Lives

CV Magazine - Empowering people to save lives Emma Hammett is a respected expert, author and spokesperson on first aid and accident prevention, she regularly appears in mainstream press, TV and radio. In this article she explains her feelings on First Aid for...

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British Journal of School Nursing – Acute Anaphylaxis

British Journal of School Nursing – Acute Anaphylaxis

British Journal of School Nursing: Acute Anaphylaxis It has been estimated that at least one quarter of school children in Europe are affected by allergies, which may affect quality of life and school performance and even put them at risk of severe allergic reactions...

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Early Years Childcarer – Six Signs of Sepsis

Early Years Childcarer – Six Signs of Sepsis

Early Years Childcarer: Six Signs of Sepsis Sepsis is a devastating condition that affects over 150,000 and kills more than 44,000 people in the UK every year. Would you know how to recognise it? Emma Hammett from First Aid for Life outlines the six signs of sepsis...

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Families magazine: Be a lifesaver

Families magazine: Be a lifesaver

Families magazine: Be a lifesaver We were delighted to hear from Robina Cowan, Editor of Families South East, who said she was inspired by our New Years Resolutions newsletter and blog so took action and featured our courses in her New Year magazine to...

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NCT magazine: How Safe is Your Home

NCT magazine: How Safe is Your Home

NCT Magazine - How Safe is Your Home Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life helps us think about safety within our home and gives advice on how to deal with any accidents that may occur. The six most common reasons for accidents are: Falls, Suffocation/Strangulation,...

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Victoria Derbyshire Show (BBC) – NHS Debate

Victoria Derbyshire Show (BBC) – NHS Debate

BBC Victoria Derbyshire - NHS Debate Emma Hammett was invited to appear on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire show to discuss the state of the NHS. See our short extract from the debate below or by following the link BBC Victoria Derbyshire - State of the NHS: February...

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British Library: Serious Business of Saving Lives

British Library: Serious Business of Saving Lives

The Serious Business of Saving Lives First Aid for Life joined Innovating for Growth at a point where, although it was trading comfortably and making a profit, the potential to scale up and grow further was not being realised. The programme helped Emma to look at...

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Essential Surrey & SW London: Doggie First Aid

Essential Surrey & SW London: Doggie First Aid

Essential Surrey & SW London - The Wandsworth: Pet Issue Would you know what to do if your beloved pooch was choking? Samantha Laurie learns some life-saving skills in Dog First Aid by First Aid for Pets.net  "In a basement studio in Balham, ten of us are gathered...

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MailOnline – DIY Guide to Save Your Own Life

MailOnline – DIY Guide to Save Your Own Life

Mail Online - DIY Guide when you are choking Choking. You don't know how scary it is until you've experienced it yourself. Running around gasping for breath, there's just moments before your inability to take a breath will kill you.But instead of panicking, there's...

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Hippocratic Post – DIY guide when you are choking

Hippocratic Post – DIY guide when you are choking

The Hippocratic Post - DIY Guide when you are choking There are defined protocols and procedures to help someone who is choking, but what can you do, if it happens to you? Here is my DIY guide for how you can help yourself, and what you definitely shouldn’t do... Read...

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Rugby Club Magazine – Head Injury Advice

Rugby Club Magazine – Head Injury Advice

Rugby Club Magazine - Head Injury Advice: When to play on We have all witnessed the inevitable clash of heads during a match and the dilemma of the coach and match officials to do the right thing... Read full article by clicking on the images below or follow the link...

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RADIO – Wandsworth Radio with @MrsStylistLDN

RADIO – Wandsworth Radio with @MrsStylistLDN

Wandsworth Work Day with Emma Gordon (AKA @MrsStylistLDN) and Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life LISTEN to our short 4 minute extract: Enjoy listening to the full show here Wandsworth Radio - Wandsworth Workday (September 2016)

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INTERSCHOOLS Advertiser – Teenagers equipped to help

INTERSCHOOLS Advertiser – Teenagers equipped to help

Why teenagers must have the skills and confidence to help in an emergency (Page 18-19) Read the full article HERE For more information on our First Aid for Teenagers courses, visit https://firstaidforlife.org.uk/first-aid-courses/first-aid-teenagers/ Inter Schools...

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The Creative Life Show – First Aid

The Creative Life Show – First Aid

    The Creative Life Show with Emma Hammett LISTEN: What to do when someone steals your work, with Emma Hammett by Joanna Pieters             What Emma did when a member of staff stole her creative ideas How to deliver...

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NCT Special Delivery Magazine 2016

NCT Special Delivery Magazine 2016

Holiday First aid: The facts every parent should know when taking babies and children on holiday.                                                NCT Special Delivery e-magazine...

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Channel 5 News – How to Help a Choking Child

Channel 5 News – How to Help a Choking Child

Emma Hammett, First Aid Expert - How to Help a Choking Child First Aid for Life interviewed LIVE for Channel 5 giving advice on the immediate and appropriate action to take if your child is choking     Channel 5 News (November 2015)

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Islam Channel – Living the Life

Islam Channel – Living the Life

Emma Hammett, First Aid Expert - How to help with a heart attack, CPR demonstration and use of a defibrillator (AED) Emma was thrilled to join Living for Life presenters on the Islam Channel to demonstrate the skills needed to deal with a heart attack, CPR and and AED...

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Sky News – Importance of First Aid Skills

Sky News – Importance of First Aid Skills

Emma Hammett, First Aid Expert - Crucial importance of First Aid Skills and Confidence First Aid for Life interviewed for SKY News to comment on the latest St Johns Ambulance hard-hitting campaign urging parents to learn Basic First Aid Sky News (October...

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RADIO – The Rational Health Service: Expert

RADIO – The Rational Health Service: Expert

Resident First Aid Expert on Digital Radio Series Emma Hammett enjoyed being resident expert on the popular digital radio show, The Rational Health Service and a selection of podcasts are available below: Interview with Emma Hammett Safety with Fireworks Staying safe...

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