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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…

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…

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…

Getting Fit For The Ski Season!

Are those first few days on the slopes usually rather uncomfortable ones with aching thighs and muscles over the following mornings? Is getting fit for the ski season something that you aim to do every year but you just run out of time? If you…

The Chain Of Survival

What is the significance of those five red circles?  And why are we talking about it? This is the ‘Chain of Survival’ – created by Mary Newman, president of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, who published this concept in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services…