Baby CPR song by Nursery Rhymes Inc – first aid advice – St John Ambulance

INCY: Ambulance… trambulance….slambulance…flambulance?! HUMPTY: We’ve been here for 15 hours. I’m starting to lose my rhyming powers! JACK: But it’s baby CPR! JILL: We must make it rhyme! JACK: So when a baby stops breathing BOTH: It’s remembered in time! FIDDLE: Yes, we’ll find a way. We just need to say Call an ambulance Give […]

How to Treat Hyperventilation – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Hyperventilating is excessive breathing. It’s normally caused by extreme anxiety and can happen at the same time as a panic attack. When someone is hyperventilating, they breathe unnaturally fast and deep which can make them lose more carbon dioxide from their blood than usual. This can make them feel dizzy and weak. When they start […]

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 […]

How to Treat Frostbite – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Frostbite happens when parts of the skin and other tissues freeze due to low temperatures. It usually happens to parts of the body furthest from the heart like fingers and toes. Frostbite usually happens in freezing or cold and windy weather. People who cannot move around are more likely to get it. Someone with frostbite […]

Providing first aid at Twickenham | Student Volunteering Week | St John Ambulance

Hello my name is Richard, national student volunteering officer at St John Ambulance and we’re on our way to the rugby today to provide first aid cover and I’m here to see how they’re getting on as part of Student Volunteering Week We’ve just got to the stadium, kick offs in about two hours and […]

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 Sprains and Strains – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

[Music plays] Strains and sprains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues around joints A sprain is when a ligament has twisted or torn, while a strain is when the muscle has been overstretched. And a rupture is when a muscle or a tendon is completely torn. There are three things you should look […]