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 in […]
Can you use an AED on an infant?
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 to […]
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 to […]
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 everyone […]
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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 […]
Simple steps on how to perform CPR
According to the NHS, at least 70% of British citizens do not know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, which is an emergency procedure that can be learned and performed by just about anyone. CPR administered immediately or very soon following the cessation of normal breathing has saved […]
Do You Know How to Spot a Heart Attack ??
The chances are fairly good that most of us will never be in a situation where knowing how to identify the most common symptoms of a heart attack, and responding appropriately, will save a life. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if we […]
CPR is an easy skill to learn but unfortunately a lot of people are still not maybe sure when or how to administer this life saving procedure. Statistics show that the vast majority of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) happen at the Home and this can mean the difference between life or death for […]
Starting up a new small business can be a tough but exciting process; being your own boss and doing something that you are personally invested in is a great feeling. However, there are a lot of small details that you will need to deal with. Many of these small details are things you might not […]
There are a lot of health and safety concerns within the workplace that both employers and employees have to be aware of. Most people think about the common issues such as those that will cause injuries or potentially put others in danger. However, not much thought is usually given to a much more common, yet […]
You probably know about health and safety basics at work, but you may not know about one health and safety issue that affects millions every year. This is because most people are focused on things like fire safety, stress safety, injury safety, etc, but in reality one common thing might be causing damage that you […]
The biggest organ in or on your body is the skin; it offers protection, regulates your temperature, enables sensations like touch or feeling the cold and NOT to forget the big one PAIN. This is due to the number of nerve endings attached to the skin; think about the last time you got a paper […]
Many people are not aware that there are regulations that all businesses must follow, but in fact there have been a variety of laws passed which are primarily designed to protect employees. All employers are required to have a health and safety management system in place at the workplace, to make sure that accidents do […]
At some time most will injure themselves while over exercising, this can happen during or after their training suffering from severe muscular cramps which are debilitating at the time of onset.
When cramp occurs there are differing reasons for onset muscle cramps:
Dehydration as you can appreciate during training will cause sweating which is needed to cool […]