Leading Cause of Traumatic Death

Uncontrolled bleeding can result from manmade and natural disasters (e.g., active shooters, bombings, train crashes) and from everyday occurring emergencies e.g., vehicle crashes, plate glass window accidents, farming accidents). Severe bleeding can kill within minutes before EMS or other public safety providers arrive. Thus, the person closest to you or you yourself may be the …

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Is your 1st Aid Trainer CORRECTLY accredited?

There are many 1st Aid training providers these days to choose from, but are they all correctly accredited? Since 2017 all 1st Aid providers in South Africa must now also be accredited by the Health Workers Sectoral Education & Training Authority (HWSETA), in addition to their accreditation with the Department of Manpower. Make sure yours …

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1st Aid: 3 – CPR

IMPORTANT: I am not a medical professional or 1st Aid Instructor. This article is only meant to stimulate your thinking. Do an approved 1st Aid Course before you try to assist anybody. After your initial assesment you know more about the status of your patient and if they are not breathing you need to start …

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