News from Surrey First Aid

Welcome to the Surrey First Aid Training news page. Here you will be able to find everything you need to know about the recent First Aid regulation updates and any other helpful information.

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The importance of learning CPR - it can happen to anyone

The importance of learning CPR - it can happen to anyone

Most people are aware of the recent and sudden collapse of the footballer Christian Eriksen at Euro 2020, the vivid and shocking recording of the arrest and the efforts of the medics was watched by people across Europe. The collapse of a fit and healthy 29 year old, has highlighted to us all how precious life can be and the importance of having the skills to save one. 

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Surrey First Aid Training is delighted to go green!

Surrey First Aid Training is delighted to go green!

This year has been extremely challenging on everyone. We recognise that for young people the effects on their mental wellbeing have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Sadly, one in six school-aged children has a mental health problem. This is an alarming rise from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2017.  

We have witnessed the amazing effect the outdoors can have on young people’s wellbeing and mindfulness first-hand as we arrive for training at our exclusive venue at Merrist Wood College that has stunning outdoor space. 

We were incredibly pleased to support the new initiative to get young people back outdoors, The Green Hub Project for Teens.  

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Asthma - Is it really life threatening?

Asthma - Is it really life threatening?

The national response programme from ambulances by the NHS has recently changed the category of which they respond to asthma attacks from 18 minutes to 8 minutes. With the emphasis on immediate response, it is important to understand how asthma is a life-threatening condition. 

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Changes to the ages of a child in the resusitation guidelines

Changes to the ages of a child in the resusitation guidelines

One of the major changes in the recent Resuscitation Guidelines for first aid was the change for the definition of what is considered a child. Previously we defined children as aged 1 to puberty, it has now changed to 18 years of age.  

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Natasha Law - How to Use An Auto- Injector For A Life Threatening Allergic Reaction

Natasha Law - How to Use An Auto- Injector For A Life Threatening Allergic Reaction

Natasha’s Law targets the food manufacturers. However, her legacy the ‘Natasha Allergy Research Charity’ aims to research and support scientists to discover more about this life-threatening condition. Anaphylaxis is still a medical unknown. Children are not born with life threatening allergic reactions and can, alongside adults, develop them at any time and we still do not know why. The treatment of anaphylaxis has historically been to administer adrenaline and call 999 for an emergency ambulance.  

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What do do when a Child Ingests a Button Battery?

What do do when a Child Ingests a Button Battery?

A team of ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists have demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children. Based on findings in laboratory animals, the research suggests that this common kitchen ingredient may significantly reduce morbidity and mortality from highly caustic batteries.

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