Knife Wounds

When dealing with any sort of victim of a knife attack, your safety must come first. There is no point seeing someone get stabbed, immediately running over to help them and then getting stabbed yourself as well. So, always make sure that the assailant has left the area before you approach the patient. If you […]

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Blood Loss

Excessive blood loss does not just happen externally when the skin is broken. Blood can be lost inside the body as well, which is called internal bleeding. The big problem in both is recognising that severe blood loss is possible or actually happening. It’s best to assume the worst and treat as if there is […]

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Effective CPR

Effective CPR is key to having a higher chance of resuscitating a patient who has had a heart attack. The optimum position for providing CPR is by the side of the victim to allow for easier movement between the compressions and the breaths. Compressions could be given over the head if the victim is in […]

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SADS

Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome or SADS, is caused by abnormalities in the heart rhythm. SADS can cause sudden death in young people who appear to be healthy. This condition has treatment available, but only if diagnosed.  There are some warning signs such as a family history of unexplained death under the age of 40, problems […]

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Coronavirus

The coronavirus currently in the news has actually been around for a long time. This coronavirus is a part of a larger group of coronaviruses first identified in the 1960s. It originated in Wuhan, China and different strains of coronavirus have been found in a range of animals, ranging from camels to bats. As of […]

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STAT Tourniquet

STAT Tourniquet for Humans and Pets

The ‘Smart Tactical Application Tourniquet’ is ideal for mass casualty incidents, as it can be applied in just 5 seconds. This helps to significantly reduce blood loss from catastrophic bleeds. Versatile This versatile tourniquet can be used on adults, children and even animals! It’s ideal for limb sizes as small as 20mm, and upwards. Easy […]

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Helping the paramedic

Helping the Paramedic

Here are two interviews from separate paramedics. In the interview, they were asked about how the general public affects their work. Paramedic 1 “People are people, and we have different personalities, different characters, and sometimes they clash and that makes our job quite difficult. Providing we are aware of that and we can use communication […]

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EpiPen

The EpiPen®

The EpiPen® is a type of auto-injector used to treat anaphylaxis. Inside of the EpiPen® 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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High Pressure Injection Injuries

High-Pressure Injection Injuries

Here is a real story about a High-Pressure Injection Injury. It takes place in a factory which used high powered hydraulic equipment: “A gentleman, one of the maintenance workers there, felt as though he had his hand stung whilst reaching inside a machine. As a result of this, he sucked his finger and did nothing […]

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Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs are something that you do not come across very often, especially in day-to-day life. It is most common in machinery accidents and in traumatic car crashes. However it is something that you may come across, so you should know how we deal with amputated body parts. The first thing to understand is that […]

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