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: […]

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 […]