Hypothermia Recognition And Treatment

What is Hypothermia? When a person starts losing heat, their body undergoes certain changes to avoid shutting down its internal processes. For example, many skiers and mountain men fall victim to hypothermia, for their protective equipment did not pride the adequate...

5 first aid procedures everyone should learn

Although it’s highly recommended, in general people do not take out time to formally learn life skills. This could be because we hope bad things, accidents and emergencies won’t happen to us, but unfortunately they do. Almost everyone, at some point in their lives...

AVPU – A simple Way to Assess Responsiveness

By now, if you’ve been reading regularly, you should know a few different approaches to patient assessment. The 4Bs and the 3Ps come to mind. Up to now, we’ve not really talked about how to assess a person’s level of responsiveness, so let’s do...

Make a mini ice pack – top tips for first aid

There are many reasons you or your kids might need an ice pack. In fact in our house the rule for ‘owies’ is “Band-aid if there’s blood, ice packs for everything else”. So imagine your little person falls and has a cut lip, or a tooth...
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