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!
This Friday, 18th May, Orange Wig Day aims to show solidarity and raise money for people living with allergies. We thought it'd be a good moment to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms and treatments for this serious condition.
Held annually from 2003, the upcoming World Day for Health and Safety takes place on 28th April 2017. The purpose of the awareness day is to promote decent, safe and healthy work in the workplace environment.
World Health Day is an official annual event that promotes the awareness of health worldwide. Initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Health Day began in 1950, on the anniversary of their formation. Each year, the WHO organises national and local events globally that seek to draw attention to public health issues.
When you learn first aid, you hope that you'll never have to use your skills in an emergency. Ok, so you'll expect to have to use the odd plaster. Or perhaps you'll send someone to hospital to get a possible broken arm checked out.
But hopefully you'll never have to deal with a something as serious as a cardiac arrest.