News

9th
July
2018

3 ways to stay safe this summer

Last month we looked at having fun in the sun and we offered some first aid tips if you (or someone you know) has had too much sun and when to seek medical help.  You can read that here

This month, as the schools break up for the summer, at First Response First Aid we are focusing on staying safe at home and we’ll look at 3 areas: -

  1. Barbecue (BBQ) safety
  2. Insect bites and stings
  3. Paddling pools and water safety
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11th
June
2018

Fun in the sun

Continuing our monthly series of first aid tips, this month we are looking at keeping safe in the sun and avoiding sunburn, but also what to do if you have had too much sun.

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16th
April
2018

First Response First Aid launch First Aid training courses at two new, more prestigious venues in Leicestershire

First Response First Aid are delighted to announce that due to unprecedented customer demand for our first aid courses in Leicestershire, we are now using two larger venues which offer larger capacity for our groups, both in the rooms available for our training and for free car parking on site.  

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4th
April
2018

First Response First Aid launch First Aid training courses at a new, more prestigious venue!

First Response First Aid are delighted to announce that due to unprecedented customer demand for our first aid courses in central Wolverhampton, we are now using a larger venue at the Molineux Stadium home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.  The Stadium offers larger capacity for our groups, both in the rooms available for our training and for free car parking on site for 400 cars.

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4th
April
2018

April News - Understanding Diabetes

Continuing our series of first aid advice for different medical conditions, in April we are looking at diabetes.   According to Diabetes UK more people than ever have diabetes, if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.  That’s 1 in every 16 people in the UK.

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5th
March
2018

First Aid Tips - How to deal with a stroke

During 2018 we are focusing on different conditions that we need to be aware of as First Aiders.  In January we looked at seizures and what to do, in February we looked at heart health; both how to look after our hearts with 7 things to do to keep them healthy and what to do in the case of a heart attack.  This month we are looking at strokes, what they are, what we can do to prevent them and what to do if we suspect someone is having a stroke.

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12th
February
2018

Looking after your heart this February (and those you love!) Part 2

It’s February and our thoughts may turn to love and romance with Valentine’s day this week.   At First Response First Aid we are thinking about heart-health of a different kind, how to spot someone having a heart attack and what to do, but also how we can look after our hearts and the 7 things we can do to keep them healthy.

According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory disease causes 26% of all deaths in the UK; that’s nearly 160,000 deaths each year, an average of 435 people each day or one death every three minutes. 

Keeping your heart healthy is the most important thing you can do to help prevent heart disease.

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6th
February
2018

Looking after your heart this February (and those you love!) Part 1

Looking after your heart this February (and those you love!)

 

It’s February and our thoughts may turn to love and romance with Valentine’s day just around the corner.   At First Response First Aid we  are thinking about heart-health of a different kind, how to spot someone having a heart attack and what to do, but also how we can look after our hearts and the 7 things we can do to keep them healthy.

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16th
January
2018

First Aid Tips - How to deal with a seizure

Dealing with seizures

If you see someone having a seizure it can be frightening, but try to stay calm and do the following:-

Move any dangerous objects away and gently protect the person’s head with a folded coat or your hands.

Move bystanders away to protect the person’s modesty.

Loosen any tight clothing around their neck.

Never try to restrain the casualty and never place anything in their mouth.

Note the time and duration of the seizure.

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