Wednesday, June 29, 2016


EMT First Aid Training


  1. Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety Tips
    23 Oct, 2018
    Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety Tips
    Safety tips for Bonfire Night and Halloween Its Half Term -  Halloween and Bonfire Night are fast approaching Fancy dress costumes are not usually fire resistant so please be extremely careful to avoid naked flames. Fireworks: It is always safest to go to a public fireworks display. If you are planning to hold a fireworks party at home; prepare in advance: Equip yourself with an appropriately stocked first aid kit, a bucket of sand, easy access to plenty of water, a fire blanket and a bottle
  2. Sprains and Strains
    12 Oct, 2018
    Sprains and Strains
    Sprains and Strains Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of your body. A sprain is a over stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle, or wrist A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones. Strains often occur in the
  3. First Aid in Schools
    06 Oct, 2018
    First Aid in Schools
    Accidents in schools Every year, around 2 million children attend A&E due to accidents. Accidental injury is one of the biggest single causes of childhood death in the UK. Many of these accidents occur in schools or the school environment. It is vital all staff have the skills and knowledge to identify, prevent and treat such accidents. What the law requires Under health and safety legislation (HSE regulations 1981) all employers must ensure there are adequate and appropriate equipment and
  4. ICE- Medical ID
    21 Sep, 2018
    ICE- Medical ID
    ICE For a number of years now I have added my medical history to my smart phone along with my emergency contact numbers. But every time I deliver a course not many people know how to access this information.  The most common misconception is that they think they need my pin code or finger print or Face ID. However all medical details from any smart phone can be accessed without this information.   As a pet owner I would want someone to know that I have a cat and dog that is home along and if I
  5. Sepsis
    16 Sep, 2018
    Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. There are around 250,000 cases of sepsis a year in the UK according to the UK Sepsis Trust . At least 46,000 people die every year as a result of the condition. Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, although some people are more vulnerable.  People most at risk of sepsis include those: with a medical condition
  6. Wet and Dry Drowning
    21 Jul, 2018
    Wet and Dry Drowning
    Drowning Drowning is when someone is unable to breathe because their nose and mouth are submerged in water, or in another liquid. When someone's drowning, it may not look like the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect from watching TV. When someone’s actually drowning, they won’t able to make any noise, so can easily go unnoticed, even if friends or family are nearby.  Drowning is a common cause of accidental death, especially amongst children and toddlers.  Contrary to
  7. CPR and First Aid in the Curriculum
    21 Jul, 2018
    CPR and First Aid in the Curriculum
    Lifesaving first aid is set to be included in the national school curriculum after years of campaigning from the BHF, Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance. Sarah and I have been involved in the campaign since Sarah saved her Dads life over two years ago after being taught CPR in school. The government’s proposals to teach first aid skills and CPR training – as part of compulsory health education in all schools in England from 2020 – could save thousands of lives.  Secondary school students would be
  8. 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
  9. 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