Signs and Symptoms to Look Out for After a Head Injury One of the problems with a head injury is that while you may notice a lump, bruise, or cut, if the person is awake and speaking, it's hard to spot the Signs and Symptoms of a Head Injury. In spite of the fact that [...]
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Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them Most people tend not to think too much about their eyes until something happens to them. However, if your eye does sustain an injury, you may panic about what to do. This is why it is so important to be aware of the most common eye injuries, [...]
Treat Burns and scalds Minor burns and scalds, though painful, can usually be dealt with at home. If the burn is easy to access, e.g. on an arm or leg, then cool the burn down by running cold or lukewarm water across the affected area. You need to do this as soon as the injury [...]
Why First Aid and First Aid Courses Are So Important Have you ever asked yourself what is the importance of first aid courses for my collegues? Within the workplace, many people have to complete first aid courses, and with good reason. Last year 1.3 million people in Great Britain suffered a work-related illness, while 142 [...]
If you or someone you know starts to suffer from chronic headaches, then you should seek medical advice as this could lead to a stroke. If you suspect that someone is having a stroke, then you need to call an ambulance straight away. When it comes to a stroke, the faster you act, the more [...]
First Aid Everyone Should Know Sometimes people will find themselves in a situation where they need to help someone who’s been hurt or who faints, or has trouble breathing. A basic knowledge of just a few first aid skills could help save a person’s life. Below are a few of the first aid skills that [...]
How to: Treating a Broken / Fractured Ankle If you stumble and fall, and feel an unusual pain in your lower extremities, you might have a broken ankle or caused injury to the soft tissues surrounding the ankle. Signs & Symptoms may include Pain, swelling, bruising, and sometimes, deformity caused by misalignment of the bones. [...]
For a parent or anyone nearby, a child choking can be one of the most terrifying experiences they will ever be involved in. When a child is choking there is a limited amount of time to intervene before they will be deprived of oxygen for too long. Therefore, it is vital that parents and caregivers [...]
Many people do not bother about to learn first responder skills, because they assume that medical professionals will be able to take care of their needs should an emergency arise. However, emergencies are generally not predictable, which means you may find yourself in a situation that involves a beloved friend or family member without anyone [...]
It is extremely important to make sure that you have an excellent health and safety procedure in place in any working environment, for a variety of reasons. Many employers think that they have to create a health and safety procedure simply because UK government regulation says that they must. However, the safety regulations are much [...]