Tag: first aid

How to do the Primary Survey | First Aid | iHASCO

How to do the Primary Survey | First Aid | iHASCO

In a first-aid situation your priority is to quickly and calmly assess what’s happened and who needs help. You’re responsible for providing first aid to anyone who’s ill or injured at work. In this training we’ll be referring to this person as the casualty. You need to decide whether they need further medical assistance, including …

C.A.R.E. – Early Defibrillation – St John Ambulance

C.A.R.E. – Early Defibrillation – St John Ambulance

While emergency help is on the way and you are doing CPR, the next step is to use the defibrillator as early as possible. Using a defibrillator is easy, to use simply open and switch on and you will hear step-by-step instructions that will guide you through. Apply pads as shown in picture, analyzing heart …

Community Hero: John – St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards

Community Hero: John – St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards

When community first responders were first envisaged, it was a real breakthrough. We set up a model of community first responders that was particularly appropriate for St John Ambulance by establishing units where we would recruit people in their local communities. I went to London Ambulance Service and we worked with them, explained our model …

Symptoms of a poisoning | Poisoning | First Aid | iHASCO

Symptoms of a poisoning | Poisoning | First Aid | iHASCO

Poisons are substances such as drugs or poisonous plants fungi or berries. That can cause temporary or permanent damage if too much gets into the body. If you think someone may have swallowed poison there are five key things to look for. Vomiting or diarrhoea. Cramping and abdominal pains. Pain or a burning sensation. Partial …

Workplace Hero: St John Ambulance Everyday Hero Awards

Workplace Hero: St John Ambulance Everyday Hero Awards

So our project was around fitting defibrillators to stations and on board. We wanted to ensure that we could intervene positively with any customers that were struggling with sudden cardiac arrest. The defibrillators were fitted on board because our trains spend a long time travelling between stations and we wanted to ensure that we could …