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.
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.
Many children do not receive resuscitation because potential rescuers fear causing them harm. It is far better to perform 'adult style' resuscitation on a child (who is unresponsive and not breathing) than to do nothing. However there are a few minor modifications that will make it even more suitable.