The Jext

The Jext is a type of auto-injector used to treat anaphylaxis. Inside of the Jext is a medicine which is called adrenaline. Adrenaline acts quickly to control the symptoms of anaphylaxis. It narrows the blood vessels so that blood pressure can start to return to normal and also relaxes the lungs and throat so you […]

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The Emerade

The Emerade is a type of auto-injector used to treat anaphylaxis. Inside of the Emerade is a medicine which is called adrenaline. Adrenaline acts quickly to control the symptoms of anaphylaxis. It narrows the blood vessels so that blood pressure can start to return to normal and also relaxes the lungs and throat so you […]

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Cerebrospinal Fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid is a type of body fluid which looks very similar to water. It is a liquid that is clear and colourless. One of its main functions is to protect the central nervous system from damage. It provides mechanical protection and is found surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. The brain produces around […]

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Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeds are very serious as the casualty is still technically losing blood, even if it is still technically inside their body. Internal bleeding is often very hard to detect, as no blood can be seen leaving the body. Instead, it pools inside the body, building up over time. The bleeding can occur around organs, […]

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Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body uses more water than you consume. If you do not consume enough water this can affect the functions of the body. This occurs because the balance of minerals, vitamins and other chemicals in your body is not normal. Dehydration has an effect on proper nutrition as the correct fluids are […]

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Infant CPR

Infant CPR is very similar to adult CPR, however, there are a few key differences. “Infant” refers to anyone from birth to age one. People this age are much smaller than children and their bones are even weaker. Both of these have to be taken into consideration when carrying out CPR. As always, once identified […]

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Child CPR

Child CPR is very similar to adult CPR, however, there are a few key differences. “Child” refers to anyone aged 1 to the start of puberty. People this age are much smaller and their bones are weaker, which both have to be taken into consideration. As always, once identified that CPR is required, make sure […]

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Adult CPR

Adult CPR, or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is vital for restarting someones heart if it stops beating. If someone is unconscious, check to see if they are breathing and if they are not, commence CPR. Arriving at the Scene As a First Aider, the first thing you should always do is check for dangers. Your safety […]

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Biphasic Anaphylactic Response

Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency, however, with all anaphylactic reactions, a biphasic anaphylactic response is possible. This like a second wind of the reaction, yet there is a clear time distinction between the two. With anaphylaxis, there would be an immediate reaction to the trigger. The biphasic anaphylactic response then follows. These second reactions can […]

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Cervical Collars

Cervical collars are specifically designed to immobilise the part of the spine in someone’s neck. These will be used when a patient has a suspected spinal injury. After things such as car crashes, most people involved may be fitted with cervical collars. You need to fit one onto a casualty with the greatest care. This […]

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