CPR or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is a key part of all first aid courses. From the simplest Basic Life Support (BLS) course right up to the 3-day FAW, CPR is one of the first skills taught to all new or renewing first aiders.
In this easy-to-consume guide, we'll give you the information you need to understand what it is, and we'll give you the confidence that you know what to do, when and why.
A stroke is a condition that affects your brain. Globally, more than 15 million people are affected by stroke each year and approximately 6 million will die as a result. They can happen to anyone at any age, but are more likely to happen as people get older.
In this straightforward guide to strokes, you'll discover more about the condition: what strokes are, how many people they affect and how to recognise the symptoms. And if you do see someone who you suspect is having a stroke, what you should do.
26th March each year is Purple Day in support of Epilepsy awareness worldwide. Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada started Purple day in 2008 to promote awareness of and raise funds for people with epilepsy.
now it's a global event which encourages people to wear purple and host fundraising events to promote conversation in support of those living with epilepsy.
Starting on the 6th May, Meningitis awareness week aims to raise awareness and increase fundraising for the condition.
There are around 150,000 cases of sepsis each year in the UK. It kills around 5 people every hour - or 44,000 a year – more than kills bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined (figures from The Sepsis Trust).
Unfortunately, it is not always spotted or considered early enough.
As the summer holidays draw to a close, a new school year begins. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff and students is important at this time as staff and students settle in to perhaps new schools or new jobs.
With so much happening in the first few weeks of term, it is easy to overlook your first aid and medication needs... but critical that you don't!