Blog & Podcasts

Marching Caterpillars On The Move Again!

The marching caterpillars are out in force this season! Have you seen them around? Do you know what to look out for? The caterpillars are around 3 to 4 centimetres long. They’re covered with thousands of pointed hairs and can have either a rusty, or…

Electrical Shocks – When Should You Worry?

We are all surrounded by electrical power – it allows us to have light, warmth, hot food, telephones, hairdryers, and even keeps farm animals in the right places. It is also powering the device on which I’m writing now and on which you are reading! …

Ouch! Do I Need To Get A Tetanus Vaccination Now?

Ouch! Do I need to get a tetanus vaccination now? What is tetanus anyway? Take a listen to 4.40 minutes of all you need to know here: https://worldradio.ch/radio/shows/health-matters.html Please note: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis and…

My Child Has Knocked Their Tooth Out!

My child has knocked out a tooth – What should I do? During our First Aid courses, parents often ask us what to do if a child’s tooth is broken or knocked out. It is a common occurrence – about 50% of children in Europe…

Fainting

Dr Michelle Wright explains all about fainting – the First Aid that we should carry out and the differences between common fainting and something more serious.

How To Save A Choking Baby

By Penny Fraser Take a look at this video from St John’s Ambulance, a First Aid charity in the UK. Watch for the jellybaby played by Johnny Vegas, turning from blue to red as he gets saved by the back blows. #TheChokeables It is such an important…