First Aid

Childhood scrapes and grazes: what is the right first aid?

The holiday season is here!!  The weather is warm, kids are playing, the bikes, scooters and skates are out….  some might even be learning to ride a bike for the first time.  Unless you wrap them in cottonwool, wounds, grazes and scrapes are a part of childhood that can’t be avoided.  Instead, it’s best to keep up to date with the best way to manage them. Over the years the first aid advice for wound …

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Ambulances: why are we so hesitant to call them?

It may not be a life-threatening emergency…… but what if it is? Don’t wait until it is too late to call an Ambulance. In my capacity as a Nurse and First Aid Trainer, I have been noticing something worrying within the community. It may not be a new trend, but it is certainly one that could cost lives…. There seems to a lot of hesitation and sometimes reluctance within the community to call an ambulance. …

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First aid: fact or fiction?

First Aid Myths… Fact or Fiction??

….the best way to prepare yourself to manage a first aid situation is NOT to follow first aid myths.  Instead complete a First Aid Course and learn up-to-date information and techniques. At most of my first aid or parent first aid courses an old wives’ tale or remedy comes up.  They often cause a chuckle and often someone will absolutely swear by them.  We all have those “first aid cures” that we were bought up …

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How Head2toe First Aid was “born”

As a nurse, I am fairly confident with being in a first aid situation. Don’t get me wrong, depending on the situation I still get a burst of adrenaline, I would worry if I didn’t. But I can think clearly, I can make logical decisions and I can take appropriate action. To top this off, I had spent years working with children…. I was totally ready to be a parent and deal with the little …

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