Anyone who looks after young children particularly over the lunchtime period, needs to be competent in dealing with a choking situation. I recently sent a small piece of 8mm medical tubing with a peanut stuck in it to schools in the local area to demonstrate just how easy it is to block an airway. A…

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Have you see the new publicity video produced by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) featuring Vinnie Jones carrying out Compression only CPR? If you haven’t see it yet, then you can find it here on the BHF site. The video has prompted many questions about the need for Rescue Breaths (mouth to mouth). This, together…

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First Aid Box

There have been recent changes to the contents of First Aid boxes. Are you up to date? http://guardianfirstaid.co.uk/wp-admin/update-core.php The latest guidelines are shown below… Category of Hazard Number of Employees Kit Required Low offices and shops Less than 25 25 – 100 More than 100 Small Medium 1 Large kit per 100 employees High Other…

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Baby and Child First Aid

It’s a sad fact that many accidents happen to young children in their own homes. Children can also become ill, sometimes seriously, with conditions that require early recognition and intervention. Imagine having a child in your care, your own, or a niece, nephew or a friends child who has an accident and relies upon you…

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What has being a breeder of siamese cats got to do with running a premier first aid training company? Great question! Well, when people buy a Siamese kitten from me they have a right to expect that the kitten is “bomb proof”. So I have to think carefully about the type of environments that my…

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