What Should I do if Someone has a Heart Attack around me?

Every year in the UK, 1 in 3 people who suffer from a heart attack die before reaching a hospital.

Many factors contribute to this statistic, including the fact that some heart attacks are fatal regardless of any level of medical support.

However, the proper response to heart attacks from people who are witnessing one can improve the victim’s chance of surviving, both until emergency medical teams arrive and in the long run. This article addresses how to identify a heart attack, and, of course, what you should do if you do witness one.

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First Aid for Care Homes and Care Home Providers

Life is unpredictable and emergencies can happen. Sometimes, minor injuries can lead to major medical issues because proper care was not provided immediately. Care homes are no different to other places of work and in some ways can be more dangerous. As a care home provider it is essential to identify areas of risk and employ measures to counter them.  Training can be a practical way of reducing risk but courses specific to the requirements (IE first aid for care homes) relating to an idividual home can be hard to find  Our aim here is to make this easier.

This article covers some basic aspects of first aid in care homes and suggests some courses you or your staff can take to deal with accidents or emergencies in your care home. Continue reading “First Aid for Care Homes and Care Home Providers”