If Your Baby has a Dislocated Joint – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Dislocations happen when the bone slips out of its usual position. Injuries of this type include a pulled elbow. This can happen if an arm is pulled with too much force when pulling your baby up by the hands or pulling an arm through a sleeve while dressing. If your baby has a dislocated joint […]

How to Treat an Injured Bleeding Baby – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

As your baby crawls around your home or outside, they can very easily graze or cut themselves. Most of the time the injury will not be too bad, but sometimes there can be serious bleeding. If there is blood flowing from a wound and it doesn’t stop, your baby has severe bleeding. To treat a […]

What To Do When A Child Is Having A Seizure – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

In young children, a seizure, also known as a convulsion or fit can be caused by raised body temperature, linked to throat, ear or other infections. It can occur because the brain is not mature enough to deal with the body’s high temperature. When a child is having a seizure, you may find they have: […]

How To Treat Heat Stroke, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Heat stroke is caused by the failure of the thermostat in the brain, which regulates the body’s temperature. If someone has a high fever or has been in the heat for a long period of time, the body can become dangerously overheated. Heatstroke can develop from someone who is already suffering from heat exhaustion. Heat […]

Headache Causes & Treatment – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Headaches are not usually serious and can be treated at home. Common causes include tiredness, stress, an illness such as flu, or exposure too hot or cold temperatures. But headaches can be a sign of a more serious problem like meningitis, head injury or stroke. If someone has other symptoms or it’s following a blow […]

How to Treat a Baby Who is in Shock – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Shock happens when the important organs in the body, such as the heart and brain, don’t get enough blood or oxygen. Your baby can suffer from shock if they’ve lost a lot of bodily fluids. This could be from diarrhoea, vomiting, burns, or dehydration. Your baby may also suffer shock if they had a severe […]