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First Aid for Washing Detergent in Eye

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UK doctors report that up to 40% of chemical eye injuries in children are caused by laundry detergent capsules. The average age was two years old (NHS UK). The main problem is that the capsules ‘look like sweets’ and have a tendency to break open....

Preserve Prevent Promote

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The 3 P’s relate to the basic aims of first aid. The first aider aims to preserve life, to prevent a condition from worsening and to promote recovery, whilst awaiting the arrival of the emergency services. When the 3 P’s are used, a casualty’s...

How to treat a stab wound victim

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We sincerely hope you’ll never be in a position to have to use these techniques, but it’s always useful to have the knowledge. The most likely cause of a stab wound is a knife but a stab wound can be caused by any sharp-pointed object. Damage from...

The importance of CPR and when to use it

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If you learn one thing – know how to administer CPR – why?  Statistics indicate that 70%-80% of cardiac arrest cases occur either in the home or at public places. In such cases, the person nearest at hand to the victim is often a bystander...


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The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is the only proven method of treating a sudden cardiac arrest. When used in conjunction with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) survival rates of up to 75% have been reported (Resuscitation Council UK)....

Concepts of Assessment

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Concepts of assessment are the various aspects involved throughout the assessment process. These include any ideas put into place to make the process run more smoothly. Looking more deeper than just a set of assessment methods, which can help...

AED Use for Children

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are increasing in number in public spaces. Helping to treat more people with the sudden onset of cardiac arrest as a result of heart failure. There presence is crucial as coronary heart disease is still the...

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