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Mental Health and Bullying

Marleen, November 6 2018

What is bullying? If somebody physically hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying. Specific types of bullying include: Bullying can be a one-off or it can go on for a long time. And bullying can happen to anyone. How bullying can affect you

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CPR

(2) The 'fibs & vibes" around AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator)

Marleen, October 30 2018

Paramedics will always be there before I need to use it! Sadly this is unlikely as our emergency services are hugely overstretched and it is highly unlikely they would ever be with you within 3 minutes. We give the average arrival time from an ambulance of 8 minutes, but this obviously depends on the location of the casualty, how busy the emergency...

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CPR

(1) The 'fibs & vibes" around AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator)

Marleen, October 23 2018

The first successful use of defibrillation on a person was in 1947, by Dr. Claude Beck of Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland. His experimental device required a large transformer and delivered AC current directly to the exposed heart of a 14-year old boy, who was undergoing surgery when he suffered cardiac arrest.

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Some shocking statistics

Marleen, October 16 2018

These numbers... are just shocking... Last week I was looking up some general statistics so I had up-to-date figures I could mention in my First Aid courses... This is what I found... Sepsis In the UK Remember: Sepsis can happen from any infection. Sepsis can be caused by a huge variety of different germs, like streptococcus, e-coli, MRSA or C...

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Sports

Five ways runners could save the day with first aid!

Marleen, October 9 2018

1. Offer your drink - As a runner, you come across other runners. And sooner or later you will come across a fellow runner who is de-hydrated. Signs that a person is dehydrated include: Give the person plenty of water to help replace the lost body fluids. This is usually sufficient but if you have isotonic drinks with you, these are even better as...

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Some amazing, shocking, and humorous facts about the human brain

Marleen, October 2 2018

Survival rates for an unconscious individual are increased by up to 60 percent through prompt resuscitation. With this in mind, Basic Life Support and First Aid Training  aims to increase confidence when responding to emergency situations. Our First Aid Courses are designed to empower individuals with first aid knowledge and skills to attend to acc...

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