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COVID-19: All You Need To Know

COVID-19: All You Need To Know

The current COVID-19 outbreak is continually evolving. Comparisons have been drawn to influenza. Both cause respiratory disease, yet there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health...

Sugar Water & Shock Don’t Mix

Sugar Water & Shock Don’t Mix

I can remember from when I was a youngster that if anything bad happened, a car crash, fall or a broken arm you always were offered some sugar water, with the statement “this will help with the shock”.  This idea that sugar water is an integral treatment for shock has...

Zahra Patel – Inspiring Story

Zahra Patel – Inspiring Story

So often we think about the purpose of attending First Aid training. Especially when you pay for it yourself. Then, if you get sent for training for work reasons, we wonder when will we ever need it. Read the following true story as an example of what First Aid...

Accidents happen. Now what?

Accidents happen. Now what?

It’s ironic that we’re always so alarmed when we hear about tragic accidents and for some reason think it won’t happen to us. In reality, we don’t know what tomorrow, or even the next hour or minute holds. We often invest time and money in the ‘obvious’ educational...

The Do’s and Don’ts of CPR

The Do’s and Don’ts of CPR

Being faced with an emergency situation can be overwhelming, even for someone with First Aid training. It’s always stressful being in a situation where someone’s life is on the line. A First Aider is, however, such an important link in the chain of survival and...

Occupational Health & Safety Compliance: more than a certificate

Occupational Health & Safety Compliance: more than a certificate

As an employer, it’s imperative to prioritise safety in your organisation. One of the most logical steps is to send a selected number of employees on a Health & Safety (SHE) Representative training course. Once an employee is armed with the tools and knowledge to...

The rhythm of life: how to get the beat back

The rhythm of life: how to get the beat back

Statistics show that roughly 88% of cardiac arrests happen at home. In other words, you’re more likely to encounter a situation where you have to help save the life of a loved one, than simply passing by a similar situation on the street. Let that sink in for a...

If you’re a nanny or a teacher, you are a potential lifesaver

If you’re a nanny or a teacher, you are a potential lifesaver

Teachers and nannies spend a substantial amount of time with children every day - playing, running, eating, swimming, and doing lots of other activities. A life-threatening incident is always lurking around the corner with little ones - that is inevitable. However,...

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