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Sunday, October 30, 2016


Emily Mottershead


  1. Dogs in the summer time
    14 Jul, 2018
    Dogs in the summer time
    Walking your dog in the summer I love going for a walk with Lulu before and after work. But you have to be on the look out for hidden dangers - not from other dogs but from flowering grass seeds and ticks.  Flowering grass seeds can get into your dog’s eyes, ears, paws and under their skin. This can cause pain and injury to your dog. These grass seed heads are very common in the countryside and woodlands, as well as in city parks and commons too. They are plentiful during this time of the year
  2. ICE- Medical ID
    07 Jul, 2018
    ICE- Medical ID
    ICE ICE stands for "in case of emergency," and it's what many of us have been taught to look for if someone needs medical attention. Well, what if that person is you? Where is your ICE info? One of the easiest and most convenient places to keep emergency information is on your smartphone, but only if you know the right way to do it so that someone can see it without having to unlock your phone. Now is a great time to make sure you and everyone in your family has ICE info on their phone,
  3. Dog First Aid
    17 Jun, 2018
    Dog First Aid
    Dog First Aid I have had a dog now for a year. My baby Lulu, she has completed transformed my life, but I have found myself being like a overreactive parents rushing to the vets at the slightest thing wrong with her. Thankfully nothing serious has occurred, just silly things from eating anything and everything to phantom pregnancy and ear infections. My vet is amazing and Lulu gets a much better service and treatment at the vets than I do at Drs. I am now trained to deliver Pet First Aid for
  4. How to survive the Hay-fever Season
    17 Jun, 2018
    How to survive the Hay-fever Season
    Hay Fever Summer is approaching but with the warm and sunny gorgeous weather comes a high pollen count, streaming eyes and sniffles. I have a love hate relationship with summer.  I love the hot sunny weather and sitting out on the grass entertaining friends but unfortunately  I also suffer from hay fever and this can become a problem. We get plenty of questions about hay fever at our  First Aid classes. So here are some answers to our most common questions; along with a few tips on how best to
  5. Sports Day Survival Guide
    17 Jun, 2018
    Sports Day Survival Guide
    Sports Day Survival Guide Summer is here, and it’s that time of year when all schools from nursery all the way through to secondary school take part in athletics and the annual sports day. As a previous PE teacher, this was the time of year the PE department get to celebrate all the students sporting successes. Some schools even allow parents to take part!.  However in a highly competitive environment (parents as well as children) and summer sun accidents and illness can occur. Have a read of
  6. GDPR
    26 May, 2018
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  7. When to call the ambulance
    24 Jan, 2018
    When to call the ambulance
    At some point, most people will either witness or be involved in an accident or experience a medical emergency. Knowing what to do next and who to call can potentially save lives. The NHS is really suffering this winter and is under greater strain than ever before. This means it is vitally important that we only use our emergency services when we really need them, so that they are available to help with life-threatening medical emergencies. In a life-threatening emergency Always call 999 if
  8. Teaching Members of Parliament CPR
    05 Nov, 2017
    Teaching Members of Parliament CPR
    Sarah and I attended the Houses of Parliament to teach MPs CPR in a bid to raise awareness of first aid training and the need to include it in the PHSE school national curriculum. For those of you who have not been following Sarah story, Sarah saved her dads life after being taught CPR at school with the British Heart Foundations Manikins two weeks previously.  Sarah was the star of the afternoon. She told every MP her story and emphasised the importance of learning CPR in schools. First Aid
  9. Tick Bites
    16 Aug, 2017
    Tick Bites
    Lymes Disease and Ticks Tick bites Ticks are tiny creatures that live in woodland and grassy areas, they are particularly prevalent if there are deer and other wildlife. They are blood sucking and bite into the skin to feed on blood. Initially they are extremely small, but swell as they eat, eventually becoming pea sized and therefore easier to spot and remove. Ticks can carry Lymes disease and should ideally be removed by a medical professional. They love warm moist places. Dogs and cats can