What To Do If Someone Is Having A Diabetic Emergency – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
05
November

What To Do If Someone Is Having A Diabetic Emergency – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Diabetes is a long-term medical condition, where the body cannot produce enough insulin. Sometimes people who have diabetes may have a diabetic emergency, where their blood sugar level either becomes too high or too low. Both conditions are potentially serious and may need treatment in hospital Hyperglycemia is where the blood sugar levels are quite […]


How To Treat A Severe Allergic Reaction, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
18
September

How To Treat A Severe Allergic Reaction, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

An allergy is a body’s unexpected reaction of something it has come into contact with. Something that triggers an allergic reaction is called an allergen. One of the most common allergens is plant pollen, which often causes hayfever. Other allergens include animal hair, insect stings, specific drugs and foods, especially penicillin, shell fish and nuts. […]


How To Treat A Fracture & Fracture Types – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
01
September

How To Treat A Fracture & Fracture Types – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

A break or crack in the bone is called a fracture. A broken bone that does not puncture the skin is called a closed fracture. But sometimes the bone can puncture the skin, this is called an open fracture. Even if you can’t see any blood, the break will have caused some internal bleeding. And […]


How To Treat Poisoning, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
31
August

How To Treat Poisoning, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Swallowed poisons could include chemicals, drugs, plants, fungi and berries. There are five key signs to look for if someone has swallowed a poison. They may have nausea and vomiting, which can sometimes be blood-stained. Cramping abdominal pain. A burning sensation. They may show a decreased level of responsiveness or even have a seziure. If […]


What To Do If Someone Has A Seizure – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
29
August

What To Do If Someone Has A Seizure – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

A seizure, also known as convulsion or fit can be caused by disruption to the electrical activity in the brain, which may lead to uncontrollable contractions in muscles and unresponsiveness. If a seizure occurs the most common causes is epilepsy but it can be caused by other things such as alcohol poisoning, a lack of […]