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Treatment of Bleeding

Treatment of Bleeding


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   30 Jul


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   |   30 Jul


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   |   30 Jul


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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Primary Survey - Five Simple Steps for an Unconscious Casualty

Primary Survey - Five Simple Steps for an Unconscious Casualty


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   30 Jul


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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Treating Shock

Treating Shock


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   30 Jul


Shock is a dangerous condition that may be the result of blood loss, trauma, heat stroke, an allergic reaction, severe infection, burns, the list goes on.Whenever you are treating someone for any first
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Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion


Posted by Jo O'Donovan   |   30 Jul


Recognising and Treating Heat Exhaustion and Heat StrokeTreating Heat Exhaustion and Heat StrokeHeat exhaustion occurs following prolonged exposure to heat and is often caused by exercising in hot conditions.
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