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 […]

What to do if your Baby is Drowning – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Babies have lots of fun at bath time, but with any amount of water there’s always a risk of drowning. As your baby crawls or toddles around, they may end up other places where there is water, such as swimming pools or lakes. If you think your baby is drowned, before starting CPR, move them […]

What To Do When Someone Is Choking – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

If you think an adult or child is choking, ask them ‘Are you choking?’ Cough it out. If they are coughing, encourage them to continue as they may be able to remove the obstruction. If they are unable to speak or cough they need your help straight away. If coughing doesn’t work, slap it out. […]