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First Aid Myths


How often have you heard that you should put butter on burns? That if you do chest compressions on somebody, …

Meningitis


Meningitis   There is often a misconception, that only young people can suffer from meningitis. The reality is, that anyone, …

Bites & Stings


With the weather becoming warmer, the activity and numbers of many insects, including bees and wasps increases. There are many …

Burns


At sometime in our life, we all suffer from minor burns, from a variety of different causes, whether it be …

Chest Pain


As we have seen in recent years, many fit and young people and athletes have suffered from Cardiac Arrest. I …

Choking


It can be a very scary experience to see someone who is choking. This happens when a piece of food, …

Hot Weather


With hopefully a hot summer soon to be upon us, or some of you going abroad to warmer climates for …

Stroke


A stroke can be caused by one of two things. A mild stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack – TIA),which is a …

Unconscious casualty


When someone is unconscious, they are in a life-threatening condition. Their airway will be at rick of becoming blocked by …

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