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Treatment of Bleeding

Treatment of Bleeding


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


When treating a bleeding casualty the aim is firstly to prevent blood loss then to prevent the casualty from going into shock and lastly to prevent infection.Follow these steps to ensure the best treatment:Sit
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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


Anaphylaxis is a severe medical condition that needs immediate treatment. It is a huge over-reaction by the body to allergens such as drugs, food, nuts etc.The body produces large amounts of a chemical
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Resuscitating Children

Resuscitating Children


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


Learn how to resuscitate babies and childrenMany children do not receive resuscitation because people are scared to attempt just in case they cause harm. It is always better to try than to do nothing.
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Preventing the Spread of Infections Such as Norovirus, Bird Flu or Mers

Preventing the Spread of Infections Such as Norovirus, Bird Flu or Mers


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


As new strains of flu develop it becomes more important to protect yourself from infections. The NHS give the following guidance on their webiste:Wash your hands regularly, particularly after going
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Protecting Yourself as a First Aider

Protecting Yourself as a First Aider


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


The first thing that any first aider should be aware of when entering the scene of an accident is protecting themselves from any potential dangers. The danger could be environmental (eg broken glass or
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Primary Survey - Five Simple Steps for an Unconscious Casualty

Primary Survey - Five Simple Steps for an Unconscious Casualty


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   July 30, 2019


Would you know what to do if confronted by a colleague lying on the floor in front of you? The primary survey is the name given to the initial assessment of very unwell casualties to confirm if they are
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