Posts by colette

SKILLS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE FUTURE That’s why educating and empowering them with CPR and Defibrillation skills is one of the most important actions when it comes to improving survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK. In countries where basic life support is taught in schools, survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest are significantly (two to three times) higher than those where they aren’t taught. I am so delighted to be working with my local community trusts, supported by football clubs, who have chosen to include these training sessions in their summer programs for young people this
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Back in the Gym?

  Absolutely great for your physical and mental wellbeing to get back in the gym. Be smart with your training and be ready with your first aid skills. Remember two simple words for all injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles and other soft tissues usually called  Sprains & Strains             (Yes)  PRICE PROTECT the injured area and stop using REST the injured limb and do not put any weight on it ICE the injury with an ice pack wrapped in a cloth COMPRESS the injured area with a supportive bandage ELEVATE slightly as much as possible
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How Are You?

  HOW ARE YOU?   Just 3 little words can make all the difference to someone struggling with a Mental Health problem. All you have to do is really mean them. Take the time to listen carefully to what the other person is telling you. Try to maintain eye contact and keep an open body position (uncrossed arms/legs). Express empathy NOT sympathy. Do not judge. Encourage appropriate professional support Provide reassurance. SAY LESS, LISTEN MORE. Keep First Aid for Mental Health simple, start a supportive conversation with a friend, colleague, family member or anyone who may just need those 3
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Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THESE SCARY STATISTICS?      Currently only 1 in 10 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest and this figure has remained stubbornly low in the UK 80% of out of hospital Cardiac Arrests happen in the home. The chest 'thump' as seen on TV/Films is NOT an effective alternative to CPR During this pandemic the survival statistics have got worse due to a combination of more people staying home and less bystanders willing to deliver CPR. Everyone should learn CPR and how to use an AED. Everyone should learn how to save a life, it's
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