November is the time of fireworks and bonfires. While they look spectacular, mismanaged fires or fireworks can lead to serious injuries for adults and children. When the unthinkable happens, it is important to act quickly and remove all the heat from a burn to minimise the damage. Consider a lovely cooked runny egg which is left, the heat will continue to cook and harden the yoke. We do not want our skin to continue cooking, so this month we take a look at the treatment of burns.
Bulletins - First Aid
UPDATED 25/03/2020 Latest Guidance As the COVID-19 virus develops, we take a look at the guidance on providing first aid and carrying out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to keep the first aider safe and to save the life of the casualty.
In our third in our series of articles looking at first aid for children, we take a look at seizures. There are different types of seizures with most recognised as tonic-clonic, where child uncontrollably twitches. This can be quite scary to watch when not seen before, but there are simple things that you can do.
In our second in our series of articles looking at first aid for children, we take a look at asthma. Asthma affects the air passages carrying air to the lungs, making it difficult for the child to breath. Asthma can be life-threatening when not treated properly and in this article we look at what you can do.