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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A basic level of first aid training is important for everyone from a young age. It is critical that from as young as five or six, children know what to do in an emergency and are able to keep themselves safe. This isn’t something that should be neglected in adulthood, as it is a legal requirement to have one or more first aid trained members of staff on shift at any one time in any workplace setting. Many employers may find it useful to put a few members of staff through our first aid training in Peterborough, the Midlands, and Lincolnshire.
Whether you are hoping to learn first aid for personal reasons or to use within the workplace, having first aid training is an extremely beneficial skill. Medical emergencies are regular occurrences which cannot be avoided, but could be less serious with first aid knowledge. Those extra few minutes of medical attention before an ambulance arrives may determine the difference between life and death.
Here are three reasons why a first aid training course could be beneficial to you:
Everyone has a basic idea of what is required in an emergency, but if someone was to become injured or fall ill in front of you, chances are you’d struggle with the exact skills and knowledge required unless you’d had prior training.
From how to do the Heimlich manoeuvre to giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), putting someone in the recovery position to operating a defibrillator – there’s a lot that can be learnt in first aid training that could safe a life if needed.