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As Teenagers Gain Independence, Teach Them First Aid

May 12 2019

With independence comes responsibility. You can’t, and shouldn’t, prevent your teen from experimenting and adventuring whilst young. However, you can provide them with the tools to combat any potential accident they or a friend faces. 

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New baby? Get to know these first aid basics

May 11 2019

If, like the Sussex’s, you are also enjoying the challenge of a new baby, here are some.

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An interview with Emma Hammett from First Aid for Life

Mar 24 2019
Emma Hammett First Aid for Life

I am Emma Hammett and I have been a contributor at the London Mums magazine for many years now. Here’s is a little bit about me in an interview I did with the editor Monica Costa. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions about First Aid, please do not hesitate to email me. 

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First aid training to become a mandatory part of the curriculum in UK schools

Jan 21 2019

Every year, 60,000 people in the UK experience a cardiac arrest and 50% of these incidents happen in the community. 270 children die at school as a result of sudden cardiac arrest. To give someone the best chance of survival, bystander CPR should be given immediately, however often this does happen as people simply don’t know how to help. By the time an ambulance arrives, valuable time has been lost and, in many cases, any chance of saving the casualty has gone. In England, the ambulance services attempt to resuscitate approximately 28,000 people each year, of which less than 10% survive. The more people in the community trained to help and able to give prompt CPR and use a defibrillator, the better the chance of survival and prognosis for all of us. 

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The 12 dangers of Christmas – how to avoid common festive accidents

Dec 22 2018
The 12 dangers of Christmas - how to avoid common festive accidents

The Mishaps and Mayhem of Christmas – how to avoid common festive accidents. Although Christmas can be a magical time of year, festive statistics from RoSPA and National Accident Helpline reveal it is a time when there are more accidents in the home for both humans and pets.

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