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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UK Resuscitation Council

UK Resuscitation Council

The Resuscitation Council are a professional body set up by a group of medical professionals. Their primary objective is promoting high-quality practice in all aspects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to improve survival rates. The Resuscitation Council exists to promote high-quality, scientific, resuscitation guidelines that are applicable to everybody and to contribute to saving a life […]

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Keeping safe at an RTC

Keeping safe at an RTC

A road traffic collision (RTC) is potentially a very dangerous scene. We have moving traffic, chemicals, fuels, passive bystanders, patients who are injured, upset and angry. All these things can present a danger to us. My advice is before you even get out of your car or approach the scene just take a second to […]

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Helping the paramedic

Helping the paramedic

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 strategies to break down those barriers, then we will have a more successful relationship with our patients. A particularly annoying thing which is […]

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Does video online training work

My opinion on online learning has dramatically changed over the last few years. I hadn’t used to be a big fan of online learning but over the last couple of years, I have changed my opinion dramatically. A lot of the younger age groups now from school, university… I was old school, but more modern […]

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learning first aid

The importance of learning first aid

Unfortunately, in the UK, the number of people and the number of 999 calls are outstretching the services. We have always been very reliant on calling 999 in the UK and everybody will always tell you, whether you go into big business or into private homes, “We will call an ambulance. They will be here […]

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Why Learn First Aid

Why Learn First Aid

First aid is unbelievably simple sometimes, but it can make the most difference if done quickly and appropriately. Over the years, we have seen such a dramatic change in outcomes to the patients and often that is because of the things that were done in the early stages of that patient becoming ill or injured. […]

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Can children learn First Aid?

If we consider what the aspects of first aid are, then it’s possible for any age of a child to do something, even if that is alerting the emergency services in the first place. Soon as they recognise that a parent or a sibling or anybody that they are with at the time has become […]

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ambulance

Do you need an ambulance?

Sometimes we are called out by patients who genuinely do not know what primary care services are available. Sometimes we are called out when people have perhaps overreacted. For example, I was called out to somebody with a paper cut to the finger once. Now, as the triage system in the ambulance control centres improves […]

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Basic airway management

Basic airway management

Basic airway management is a vital skill and consists of maintaining a clear and healthy airway. Should the airway become blocked, a patient’s life will cease after roughly eight minutes. Therefore it is one of the most essential parts of any assessment. The airway The airway is one of the main parts of the respiratory […]

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