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 […]


Fainting Causes & Treatment – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
15
October

Fainting Causes & Treatment – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

People may faint as a reaction to pain, exhaustion, hunger, or emotional stress. It may also happen after someone has been standing or sitting still for a long period of time, especially if they are hot. When someone faints, their pulse slows right down but it usually picks up again quickly and goes back to […]


If Your Baby has a Severe Allergic Reaction – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
10
October

If Your Baby has a Severe Allergic Reaction – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

Sometimes our bodies come into contact with things that can cause an allergic reaction, which may cause a rash or sneezing. These may be uncomfortable but not life-threatening. However, a severe allergic reaction, which is also known as anaphylactic shock, can develop in seconds and needs to be treated quickly. Your baby may have a […]


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. […]


What to do if Your Baby is Choking – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
15
September

What to do if Your Baby is Choking – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

As you start weaning your baby small items of food may get lodged in their throat and they may choke. They can also choke on small toys or household items. If a baby under one year old is choking, you’ll notice that they’ll be unable to cry, cough or breathe. What we’re going to do […]


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 Sprains and Strains – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
01
September

How to Treat Sprains and Strains – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

[Music plays] Strains and sprains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues around joints A sprain is when a ligament has twisted or torn, while a strain is when the muscle has been overstretched. And a rupture is when a muscle or a tendon is completely torn. There are three things you should look […]


How to do the Primary Survey – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
01
September

How to do the Primary Survey – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

In this video we will teach you what to do if you’ve found someone collapsed. The initial assessment is called a primary survey. This is a quick, orderly assessment to establish how best to treat our casualty in order of priority. We can use the initials DR. ABC or DRABC to remind us of the […]


How to Treat Cuts and Grazes – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
31
August

How to Treat Cuts and Grazes – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

(Music plays) Cuts and grazes are common injuries that can usually be treated at home. A cut is a full break to the skin, whereas a graze is just the top layers of skin being scraped off. Normally all you need to do is clean and dry the cut, apply some pressure and raise the […]


How to Treat Burns and Scalds – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance
31
August

How to Treat Burns and Scalds – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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

Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. A burn is usually caused by dry heat and a scald is caused by wet heat. You need to stop the burning by cooling the burn as soon as possible. This will decrease the severity of the injury. If someone has a severe burn, […]