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Choking is the most common module I get asked about in regard to paediatric first aid training. Most parents ask about it because they feel that is the one thing, they are most likely to come up against and they would be right. Babies are...

People have their things, don’t they? Some people don’t like vomit, it makes them feel sick. Some people don’t like poo and gag whenever they have to change a bottom, for some its blood, makes them feel queasy and lightheaded. For me, it’s the prospect...

Grazed knees and palms come hand in hand with park-time. If the wound is minor and there is clearly no foreign body embedded in the skin, then simply clean with water (use soap too if you are dealing with a dog bite to combat the germs)...

500 children under 5 are taken to hospital with burns and scalds each week here in the UK*. This is a statistic of which I and many other people I know belong to. It’s so easily done; the coffee on the sideboard, the tea on...

Sun safety is a hot subject and I remind parents that all under 4’s is unable to regulate their own heat, which means that it is your responsibility to ensure they are protected.  This includes providing an ongoing supply of cold drinks, ensuring that they...

A simple day in the park is a favourite for both children and parents alike, but the potential for hazard is high.  For example, if your child is stung by a wasp or bee, would you grab a pair of tweezers from your make up...

Bike incidents are particularly common with 60% of children under 14 attending A&E each year due to a bicycle related injury.  Wearing a helmet reduces head injury by 85%, but a staggering 82% of under 14’s does not always wear one!  Should your child suffer...

You’ve decided to complete a First Aid Training course - fantastic! However you may be wondering if it’s possible to complete one in the UK when we’re in the middle of a lockdown? The good news is that the pandemic has not put a stop...

Well here we are, three weeks into the toughest lockdown yet. The joy of online schooling is upon some of us, working from home is here again and its really cold. I try to be a positive soul, life is better with a smile but...

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