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 →


What is 2 Minutes of Chest Compressions Like?

What is 2 Minutes of Chest Compressions Like?

In this episode of the First Aid Show we answer a question that we are often asked at ProTrainings on courses, what is it like to deliver 2 minutes of … Continue Reading →


Cardiac Arrest – what happens?

Cardiac Arrest – what happens?

In this episode of the First Aid Show we look at what happens when someone goes into Cardiac Arrest and discuss with a lead resuscitation officer.  CPR is easy to … Continue Reading →


Dealing with Infants and Children

Dealing with Infants and Children

Dealing with Infants and Children is often harder than adults as they react differently and things can get worse very quickly. It is important to monitor children and infants carefully … Continue Reading →