What to Do if You See Someone Choking

Seeing someone choking is something that is surprisingly not too uncommon a circumstance, but yet so few people are properly prepared for it. In terms of training, it is something that can be learnt with a small amount of time but can make a big difference to someone’s life. The following advice is for children and adults, but should not be used on children less than 12 months old. Here is what you should do if you see someone with mild or severe choking symptoms.

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Preparation is Key: Keeping Your Event Safe

From catering to security, from entertainment to logistics; even the most experienced event planners are often left feeling a bit overwhelmed by their task lists. But it’s vital that you don’t neglect one of the most important considerations – health and safety.

In this blog, we’ll look at how you can ensure your attendees stay safe and well while at your event.

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Children’s First Aid: What You Need to Know

Nobody likes to think about a child in distress. But if the worst happens and a child falls ill, it’s better to be prepared.

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What Does a First Responder Do?

Qualified first responders act as the first port of call in an incident, whilst you are waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Sometimes they make the decision as to whether an emergency vehicle needs to be called. They are, as the name suggests, the first to respond to a medical emergency and can deliver a level of care which can keep the person alive and comfortable until more advanced treatment can be given.

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Tips for UK Travel with a Special Needs Child

Getting children out of the house, into a vehicle and calmly delivering them to their destination can be challenging at the best of times. But travelling even short distances with a little one with special needs magnifies the pitfalls enormously.

Not only do you have a potentially upset or uncomfortable child to contend with, you may have equipment and medications that must be close to hand throughout the journey.

For some parents and carers, even the simplest of trips can seem too daunting, so they only venture out for hospital appointments and other mandatory excursions.

But are there ways to make it much easier to travel with a child who has special needs? And can this open up more exploration and fun for your family?

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The Rise of the Defibrillator

As little as ten years ago it was rare to see a defibrillator outside of a hospital, ambulance or perhaps a residential home. Nowadays they are popping up everywhere from offices to village halls, local football clubs, shops, malls and any other public setting you may think of. Why? Because they save lives, simple as that. We take a look at the history of defibrillators and their recent emergence into our communities and workplaces.

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What to Do in the Event of a Stroke

Seeing someone have a stroke can be a traumatic experience, but knowing how to react can help you to stay calm and respond quickly, which could help to save the person’s life. Time is of the essence when reacting to a stroke, the quicker you can react the greater the chances the Dr’s have of restoring the blood flow to the affected area, which will save brain cells. The quicker the blood flow is restored and the more brain cells that are saved, the more likely the chances are of the person making a good recovery.

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First Aid for Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Type 1 Diabetes is a medical condition that affects over 400,000 people in the UK. It’s a condition in which there is no insulin production in the pancreas. This means there’s an inability to process proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Type 1 diabetes is managed via frequent blood sugar testing, carbohydrate counting and self-administered insulin injections 3-4 times a day, or via an insulin pump that is worn 24/7. Continue reading

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What to Do in the Event of a Heart Attack

Would you know what to do if one of your employees had a heart attack? In an ageing population where people work well into their sixties and even seventies, heart attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace, so it’s important that you and your colleagues know what to do, just in case you are first on the scene.

 

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The Benefits of Choosing Patient Transport Services

Private patient transport includes a wealth of services and can be used by anyone, private or NHS patients, who just need extra help getting to and from appointments, or indeed to anywhere.

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