The Kiss of Life

If you are presented with a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally, would you give them the kiss of life? By kiss of life, we mean mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines We follow the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. The most up to date guidelines promotes the use of rescue breaths as well […]

First Aid Skills for Children

Earlier this year we ran a first aid skills for children session at a Nottinghamshire primary school. The group of 3 to 5 year olds were our first ‘Mini Medics in the Making’ participants. First aid skills for children in Turkey More recently, we taught pupils aged between 5 and 17 at an international school […]

First Aid Skills Every Parent Needs to Know

There is a very important feature on The Sun’s digital health page today; first aid skills every parent needs to know. According to the report, three in four parents do not have the skills to save their toddler from choking. This must be every parents worse nightmare. As your tot continues to grow, so too […]

Food Poisoning: What to Look For and What to Do

A report in the news this week got us thinking about food poisoning: what to look for and what to do. Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. For example meat which hasn’t been cooked thoroughly, poor hygiene i.e. someone handling food with dirty hands and eating food that has passed its use by […]

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

The 1st September is the start of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month. ‘Medicine and Me: Living with Sickle Cell Disorder’ is a key event hosted by the Sickle Cell Society UK and The Royal Society of Medicine. The event is taking place on 23rd September 2017, 12:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Royal Society of Medicine, […]

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