First Aid - Shock

Published: 2018-03-20T15:27:00Z

Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the circulatory system fails to provide enough oxygenated blood to the body and, as a result, deprives the vital organs of oxygen. Do you know how to best help someone in shock?

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First Aid - Resuscitation (CPR) for Children and Babies

Published: 2018-02-08T08:00:00Z

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.

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First Aid - Resuscitation (CPR)

Published: 2018-02-06T13:35:00Z

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure performed on a person in cardiac arrest. CPR combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve a supply of oxygen to the brain until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing. Anyone can be trained to do CPR, it is a very simple skill, and could mean the difference between life and death. 

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First Aid - Recovery Position

Published: 2018-01-11T12:36:00Z

If someone is unresponsive and breathing then you need to turn them onto their side and into the recovery position, to keep their airway open so they can still breathe.

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First Aid - Choking

Published: 2017-12-13T13:56:00Z

One of the most successful skills that a first aider can learn is the treatment of choking.  Things such as food, sweets, or small objects can easily become lodged in the airway if they are accidentally 'breathed in' rather than swallowed. Recognising that someone is choking it essential to a successful outcome.

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