Can you use an AED on an infant? Automated external defibrillators, often referred to simply as AEDs, were previously only approved for use in adults and young children over the age of 8 years old, and who weighed more than 25 kgs. However, a number of manufacturers of AEDs have altered the adult AED equipment [...]
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Regulations for the use of an AED Defibrillator Training An AED also referred to as a defibrillator, is the name given to a device that allows members of the general public to try to restart a heart following cardiac arrest. AEDs are deliberately designed to be easy to operate. The device comes with a [...]
What to do if your child has a high temperature Between 36.5 degrees centigrade and 37.5 degrees centigrade is the normal temperature for the human body. While parents can often be worried by a rise in the temperature of their child, a fever is in fact often a good sign, because it shows that their [...]
Babies and Meningitis — the Symptoms Meningitis is the term used for an inflammation of the membrane that covers the spinal cord and the brain, known as the meninges. There are a number of different kinds of meningitis, which are almost all extremely serious and can develop at a very rapid rate. The most common [...]
What to do if you are a first responder at a road traffic accident It can be very scary to be the first responder at a car accident, especially if the accident is a serious one and you are not sure how to proceed. The following is a quick guide that walks you through what [...]
10 important business health and safety issues to consider When running a business, it is very important that you pay attention to all health and safety issues that may present themselves in the workplace. As an employer, you are responsible for keeping your employees safe and for making sure that risks to their health are [...]
Treating back pain in a Patient Treating back pain is one of the most difficult treatments as there are numerous reasons why a person may seek help for a sore back, but as a first aid provider it is your job to assess the situation, and offer proper treatment options. Firstly if a person has [...]
If you arrive at a scene and someone has injured their wrist or their forearm, then it may be a good idea to place an arm sling on the patient. Even breaks around the shoulder may require an arm sling, since you will need to stabilise and immobilise the arm so that further damage is [...]
What Every First Aid Kit Should Include You never know when an emergency might arise, and you also never know how long it will take for help to arrive if one does. For that reason you should have a first aid kit on hand, locked up in a high place that is out of reach [...]
Tips for Using a Public Defibrillator Most people will never have to use a public access defibrillator (PAD), but they are available to people at large events because, in the case of an emergency, they can mean the difference between life and death. However, they are not going to be helpful unless you know how [...]