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Drowning – would you know what to do?

With the warm weather that we’ve been having lately, there’s nothing better than to cool off in one of the many lakes and rivers that Switzerland has to offer. Most of the time, this dip or swim in the water is completely enjoyable and uneventful…

5000 People Trained By HealthFirst

5000 People Trained By HealthFirst!

Thank you! Merci! Danke! Grazie! We are delighted to celebrate that 5000 of you have now been trained in First Aid or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by HealthFirst. Dr Michelle, Dr Penny and our team of nurses and midwives thank you for your enthusiasm and loyalty….

Teddy with Head Injury

What Is Concussion?

Mild head injuries are common, especially in children and during contact sports.  They can occur when the head is hit by a moving object (e.g. a ball, car or fist) or when the head hits a stationary surface at speed (e.g. the ground, a wall…

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2 New First Aid Kit Essentials From HealthFirst

HealthFirst is pleased to launch our new Foil Survival Blankets and HealthFirst Resuscitation Face Shield Key Rings. These have been carefully researched to provide you with two simple, lightweight aids for your rucksack, handbag or First Aid Kit to enhance the First Aid care that…

Knee Injuries On The Slopes

Knee injuries on the slopes by Dr Michelle Wright With all of the recent snow here in Switzerland, the skis, snow boards and snow shoes have been dusted off and the winter season is in full swing: we can really start to enjoy the great…

#TakeTheKit

Between 10-24 people a year will die from anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) in Switzerland and the majority of these will be young people between the ages of 15-25 years old. An awful thought……but remember – many of these deaths are preventable and you can…