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From 1 October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school

After almost 4 years of campaigning by Asthma UK, the law is changing to keep children with asthma safe at school. From 1 October, children will have access to a … Continue Reading →


Meet the Manikins at the Simulation Suite

Meet the Manikins at the Simulation Suite

In the last episode we looked at the simulation unit and in this episode we look in more detail on the sorts of things that advanced manikins can offer.  At … Continue Reading →


Introduction to the Simulation Unit

Introduction to the Simulation Unit

We  use the simulation unit for advanced and instructor training at Ipswich Hospital to help improve CPR and advanced patient care.  In this video we look at the unit and … Continue Reading →


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Insect repellent is ‘safe’ to use and vital for those traveling to World Cup

Repellents that contain Deet are safe to use, say scientists who are warning that protection is vital for UK people travelling to tropical destinations, including the World Cup in Brazil. … Continue Reading →


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Skin cancer trial results ‘exciting’

Both treatments, for advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target tumours. The findings were released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in … Continue Reading →


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Adrenaline Auto-injectors to be reviewed by the European Medicines Agency

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a review of adrenaline auto-injectors, which are used as first-aid treatment of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) prior to calling for emergency medical assistance. … Continue Reading →


Poisons and Food Poisoning

Poisons and Food Poisoning

A poison which is also called a toxin, is defined as a substance which, if taken into the body in sufficient quantity, may cause temporary or permanent damage. Poisons are … Continue Reading →


Poisonous Plants and Fungi

Poisonous Plants and Fungi

There are many things that can be found growing in woods and gardens that if ingested could cause poisoning in children and adults. Care needs to be taken with children … Continue Reading →


Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning

On this edition of the www.firstaidshow.com we look at the problem of Alcohol poisoning and the first aid treatments needed. See the website for more information. Having a drink in … Continue Reading →


The Emerade Auto-Injector

The Emerade Auto-Injector

There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade. This auto-injector is a little different from others on the market. Allergy specialists have asked … Continue Reading →


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