Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Published: 2018-10-24T08:00:00Z

Every year, around 60,000 people in the UK will have an out of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation will be attempted by the ambulance service in around 28,000 cases. Less than 10% of these will survive.

British Heart Foundation and The Resuscitation Council (UK)

We have pulled together a little information on AEDs in response to the questions we are frequently asked....

 

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Happy Birthday NHS

Published: 2018-07-05T08:00:00Z

Our National Health Service is something to be very proud of, it still protects the vulnerable, takes away the fear of the financial consequences of illness, and greets patients with experience and professionalism. Our health care service is not a business but a social good that is deeply entrenched in British society. We are very proud to support and work for the NHS and all it stands for.

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Out and about

Published: 2018-07-04T14:59:00Z

We attend a number of events in the region to promote our first aid and health and safety training courses.  We meet with visitors, answer questions and stage live, interactive first aid demos. Most recently we attended the People Power event and the Healthy MindED conference.

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First Aid - Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

Published: 2018-06-28T09:02:00Z

Heat exhaustion is not serious however; if it turns into heatstroke it needs to be treated as an emergency.

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First Aid - Stroke

Published: 2018-04-18T14:59:00Z

A stroke is a medical emergency it occurs when there's bleeding in the brain or when normal blood flow to the brain is blocked. The brain needs the oxygen in the blood to work properly. Lack of oxygen causes damage to the brain cells. The speed of treatment can have a dramatic impact on the casualty's recovery, but unfortunately it is often delayed because helpers call the doctor instead of calling 999.

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