CPR – is it for fit, healthy pople?

So you thought you were fit & healthy and that excused you from learning CPR? After all it’s just for kids (who choke on all kinds of stuff) and grannies, right? Well first of all, who do you think does the CPR on the child or the elder person? That’s you, that...

How do you call EMS (emergency medical services)?

So just how do you call EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and what happens when you do? This is based partly on our classroom teaching (we cover this in every course) and on personal experience. Know the number to call How do you call EMS? The first requirement is to...

Unexpected causes of childhood injury

We all know as parents and carers that our kids can hurt or otherwise injure themselves easily. We know about kids head injuries and how they fall off ‘stuff’ and bang their heads; we know children choke on just about any object they can fit in their mouths (and some...

What happens when you use an Epi-pen?

You might have allergies yourself, or have a child who does. If so, you might have a lot of questions about using an Epi-Pen that aren’t covered in the standard information leaflet: Will it hurt? Will it bleed? Does it take much force to use? Will it work like...
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