All children should learn basic first aid – such as dealing with choking, bleeding and shock – at school, the British Red Cross says. Its survey of 1,960 adults suggests that 90% of the population believe the subject should be compulsory. Continue reading
First aid at Work Assessment, what it constitutes and why it is important.
One of the most common questions asked by delegates attending First aid at work training is about the assessment at the end of the course. Continue reading
CCR or CPR? An interesting debate
Currently there is a debate regarding whether first aiders should carry out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation as advised by the UK Resuscitation Council or Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (continuous chest compressions), advocated in the Vinnie Jones advert, as seen on television, issued by the British Heart Foundation. In years gone by, from 2006 onwards, if a First aider came across an unconscious casualty, the correct procedure was to go through a process of assessment to identify if the casualty was or wasn’t breathing. If the casualty was not breathing, the first aider would then carry out breaths and chest compressions on the unconscious casualty. Continue reading