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Rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved

The World Health Organisation has approved a blood test that can give a result on if a patient has Ebola within minutes not hours.  Existing tests can take 12-24 hours to get … Continue Reading →


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Extra funding pledged by government of £300 million

David Cameron has pledged £300 million to help fund Dementia research and training.  There are 850,ooo people living with Dementia in the UK and this figure is expected to exceed … Continue Reading →


Bites and Stings

Bites and Stings

A bite can create a puncture wound or tear and you have to treat as for serious bleeding.  A sting is from an insect and there is often not much … Continue Reading →


Fainting

Fainting

Fainting is a common cause of a patient losing consciousness. It is caused by a lack of blood to the brain. This can be caused by anxiety, hunger, pregnancy, stress, … Continue Reading →


Minor Injuries

Minor Injuries

There are many minor injuries that as a first aider you may have to deal with.  Some will need little treatment but be aware that something more serious is not … Continue Reading →


Types of Injury

Types of Injury

There are several more types of injuries that can occur, these include. Contusion: A bruise or a blunt blow. Different people bruise in different ways. For example the elderly or … Continue Reading →


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When an Accident Happens

When An Accident Happens there are simple things that you can do to help the situation, whether you are trained or not.  In this episode of the First Aid Show … Continue Reading →


ebola

Ebola – learn more about the Ebola virus and if you are at risk

Ebola is a virus that is affecting thousands, mainly in Africa but reading in isolated cases further afield.  In this episode of the First Aid Show we look at the … Continue Reading →


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Waiting for the EMS to Arrive

In this episode of the First Aid Show, we look at the things that you can do or get someone else to do, while waiting for the emergency services to … Continue Reading →


The Bag Valve Mask or BVM

The Bag Valve Mask or BVM

The Bag Valve Mask or BVM is a common piece of equipment used by medical professionals but this is also a very easy thing for first aiders to use as … Continue Reading →