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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…

Talking To Your Children About Sex

How many of you are squirming a bit just from reading the title of this article? Be assured that it is quite normal to feel awkward and embarrassed when it comes to talking to your kids about growing up, how their bodies are changing, and…