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: -
According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), hundreds of accidents that occur in the garden each year are around barbecues; either burns or cuts. Check out our tips here for 5 top first aid tips for dealing with burns.
Bugs that bite or sting include wasps, hornets, bees, horseflies, ticks, mosquitoes and midges.
Most insect bites and stings are not serious and will get better within a few hours or days. Sometimes the area can become infected and may cause an allergic reaction.
Insect bites and stings will usually cause a red, swollen lump to develop on the skin. This may be painful and sometimes itch.
Occasionally, a severe allergic reaction can occur, causing symptoms such as breathing difficulties, dizziness and a swollen face or mouth. This requires immediate medical treatment.
There are some simple precautions you can take to reduce your risk of being bitten or stung by insects.
The pain, swelling and itchiness can sometimes last a few days. Ask a pharmacist for their recommendations.
THE NHS recommends contacting your GP or calling NHS 111 for advice if:
Dial 999 for an ambulance immediately if you or someone else has symptoms of a severe reaction, such as:
RoSPA says that since 2012 more than 40 children aged under five have drowned in the home, most them either in the bath, a garden pond or a swimming pool.
Children can drown in as little as 5cm of water, so even a paddling pool can be dangerous, especially if a young child is left unattended. RoSPA has full information here but here are our top tips:
Learning first aid with First Response First Aid provides the skills, knowledge and confidence to help you with an emergency. Why not make 2018 the year you learn how to save a life?
At First Response First Aid Ltd we offer scheduled courses every week, or we can come to you if you have a group of up to 12 people who need first aid training. We can deliver our first aid training courses at your premises or at a location to suit you. Please call us on 01543 372888 for more information.
First Response (First Aid) Ltd have some of the most amazing trainers out there and anybody who has had the pleasure of attending any one of the many courses would fully agree with this statement.
Well done team First Response (First Aid) Ltd and a big thank you goes out to our customers for providing us with so much positive feedback.
Great first aid course made enjoyable by the guys teaching us.I came away confident I could make the difference to somebody if needed Excellent thanks
Andy Malcolm, First Aid at Work course
Have been on so many, many first aid courses over the years. Genuinely and by far the highest quality, delivery and fun aspects which help me retain a lot more information.
Anne, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course
We had our basic paediatric first aid course in Stoke on Trent this morning, and I just wanted to say that Andy Jones who delivered our training was fantastic. It was my first course in a long long time and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and other members of staff commented saying it was the best first aid course they've ever attended in their 30+ years. Please send Andy when our certificates need to be renewed!!
Tricia, Paediatric First Aid course
Delivered with ease and professionalism, willing to explain in detail any points not felt clear. Good use of stories to home in points to fix in memory. Interaction excellent linked in with each participant. Well Done...Best training in 30 years.
David Bessant, Paediatric First Aid course - Level 3
I completed a paediatric first aid course with Tom MacArthur a few weeks ago. Today my daughter was showing signs of meningitis with an extremely high temperature. I would like you to pass on my thanks to Tom for teaching me as well as he did because his voice was ringing in my ears telling what I should do, I remained calm and felt confident that I was able to manage the situation until the emergency services arrived. I have had first aid training in the past but none have been as effective, Tom is a real credit to your company. Please pass on my thanks to him, his training was invaluable to me today.
Rachel, Paediatric First Aid Course
I feel more confident about my first aid than after previous courses I have been on. I'm impressed at how well Glenn coped with targeting content to a "Unique" team of people! He's a good sport!
Amy, First Aid at Work
We will be providing a number of workplace first aid training courses, from the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work course to the 3-day First Aid at Work course and the 2-day Refresher course in Walsall.
We will be providing a number of workplace first aid training courses, from the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work course to the 3-day First Aid at Work course and the 2-day Refresher course.
We are delivering the Paediatric First Aid (Level 3) course and the Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3, six-hour course for delegates in Warwickshire at four different venues in Stratford upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Bedworth and Rugby.
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