Basic Guidelines on Giving CPR

Basic Guidelines on Giving CPR

An accredited training course will give you the confidence and skills to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in accident and emergency situations. A lifesaving technique used when someone’s breathing or heartbeat have stopped, More »

First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 set out the requirements for employers to ensure that when people suffer injuries or are taken ill at work, they receive immediate attention and More »

Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid

According to a 2013 book by Dr. Guy Winch called ‘Emotional First Aid,’ in the same way that sudden illness and accidents sometimes need the intervention of a First Aider to prevent More »

Learning First Aid

We aim to provide you with information about learning First Aid and the difference you can make when you know a few important things at the scene of an accident or when faced with a life-threatening situation. Knowing some basic First Aid could make a life or death difference in an emergency situation.

Many of the UK’s more than 4000 fatal domestic accidents and almost 3 million annual workplace injuries, some of which also result in premature deaths, could be addressed by the application of First Aid.

For anyone who has ever wanted to make a difference, learning how to identify and help someone who is choking, has been burnt or is bleeding, can be very rewarding. Not only about saving lives, First Aid aims to prevent conditions from getting worse, protect individuals from further harm, assist recovery and preserve life. There are different levels of First Aid training. Emergency First Aid addresses life-threatening conditions like obstructed airways, breathing and circulation problems, as well as wounds.

Standard First Aid training deals with both life-threatening situations and with circumstances that could become life-threatening. These include:

  • Obstructed airways, breathing, and circulation emergencies
  • Wounds
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Emergencies related to heat or cold exposure
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Poisonings

You will learn to recognize different types of emergencies, call the emergency services, and to use the skills and knowledge you are comfortable with as a First Aider.

The most important knowledge you can have when faced with danger and/or an emergency is a series of basic steps you can follow that can make a massive difference, with or without First Aid equipment.

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