DJB First Aid Training Discussion

RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 2

Throwing Rescues If the casualty is too far out to reach then the next best rescue is to throw 21something to them so they can hold it and then get pulled to safety. (more…)
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CYCLING – SAFETY POINTERS

  Advice for parents   Cycling is fun and great way for kids to get fit. But, given the increase in traffic on our roads, it’s understandable that parents can worry about letting their children get about on two wheels!...
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Are first-aiders allowed to give tablets and medication to casualties?

  First aid at work does not include giving tablets or medicines to treat illness. The only exception to this is where aspirin is used when giving first aid to a casualty with a suspected heart attack, in accordance with...
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Why are medical ID’s critical?

  Medical ID’s are a simple way to communicate important information to first responders in an emergency. (more…)
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER

RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER Land-based rescues – reaching This is an extremely effective rescue where a casualty is within easy reaching distance. BOOK COURSE (more…)
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ANAPHYLAXIS

ANAPHYLAXIS This is the most severe form of an allergic reaction which causes the immune system to overreact to a threat.  Reactions occur after an exposure to an allergen such as food, bee stings, latex or medicine. Most casualties with...
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How to Deal with Asthma?

  Asthma is an allergic reaction in the lungs, caused by external stimuli such as pet hair, dust or pollen.  Asthma can be fatal and has lead to more than 1200 deaths a year! Most asthmatics carry a reliever inhaler...
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SEA LIFE TO WATCH OUT FOR WHILST ON HOLIDAY AT THE BEACH

Sea life to watch out for whilst on holiday at the beach

Beach Holiday Safety tips There are many species of sea life that live in the waters around the UK.  A small number of these species may sting bathers if they come into contact with them. WEEVERS AND RAYS: Weever and...
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Nose bleeds

How to Deal with a Nose Bleed?

  Nose bleeds are common and usually affect children, and they often happen without any obvious cause.  The cartilage (the septum), in the nose between the nostrils, has many minor blood vessels close to the surface which can rupture. Nose...
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Barbecue Safety

  Advice and information The warm weather seems to be set for a while, and of course, we all love a good barbecue!  Barbecues should be fun, and if you prepare properly they should also be safe. Think about the...
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