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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…

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…

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…