How to use an Automated External Defibrillator

Introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator

How to use an Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillator – Defibrillation is one crucial stage in a sequence of events that need to occur for the resuscitation of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This sequence, or ‘chain of survival’, starts by summoning the emergency services as soon as possible. Continue reading

Quit Smoking for 2015

If you’re a smoker, giving it up will be the biggest single step to improve your health.

Smoking is responsible for one in every five deaths in adults aged over 35 in England, and half of all long-term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking-related disease. Continue reading

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Health in the WorkplaceMental health is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Once thought of as something that happened to an unfortunate few, we now know that it is incredibly common: at least 1 in 4 people now experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.

In this age of austerity and focus on the bottom line can organisations really afford to ignore mental health in the workplace? Continue reading

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in the Apprentice?

The Apprentice is back on television screens for its 10th series but there has never been a visibly disabled person in the programme. Why?

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?Over the years The Apprentice has ensured an incredibly diverse group of candidates.

There’s always been a 50/50 gender split between men and women and a broad range of religions, sexualities, races and social backgrounds.

But disabilities do not get the same level of representation in the programme, there has never been a wheelchair user, deaf person or any visibly disabled person in the ten series. Continue reading

Injuries and Accidents at work, the Statistics

Rates of injury at work have reduced substantially in recent years. There have been falls in both self-reported injury and injuries reported by employers.

Injuries and Accidents at work, the StatisticsAccidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. In certain environments, specific types of accidents can be more common than others.

For example, you’d be more likely to suffer burns or breathing problems from working with Dangerous Substances than if you worked in an office. Continue reading

One Million people to be trained to spot early signs of Dementia

Dementia training for care staff and the publicDementia is the name for a group of illnesses that affect the brain. There are several types of dementia of which the most common is Alzheimer’s disease.

The typical early signs of dementia are someone becoming forgetful and confused – forgetting people’s names or how to get home. Later, people are likely to find everyday tasks – such as shopping or cooking – difficult. They may also find social situations hard to manage. Continue reading

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.

Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, chapatis, yams and plantain, from sugar and other sweet foods, and from the liver which makes glucose. Continue reading

The Dangers of Asbestos after a flood

The dangers of asbestos after a floodIn the aftermath of torrential rain and flooding any clear-up operation carried out by any Company must be carefully planned out and accompanied by a risk Assessment if possible.

Understandably, businesses and landlords are keen to get back onto a normal footing as soon as possible.  However, before refurbishment is carried out, steps must be taken to ensure that asbestos isn’t disturbed. Continue reading

Asthmatics – Dust storm prompts serious health warning

Dust storm hits UKAsthmatics were left more vulnerable as ambulance services across the UK reported a sharp rise in 999 calls from people suffering breathing problems and related health conditions after the serious smog storm blanketed parts of the Country.

Millions of vulnerable people in southern England and Wales were advised to stay indoors as unusually high levels of air pollution smothered London and other cities, just weeks after heavy pollution led to restrictions on car use and the offer of free public transport in Brussels and Paris. Drivers across Britain were left slightly confused after finding a thin coating of red dust on their cars. This unusual weather condition has affected millions of asthmatics across the country. Continue reading

How Injuries can affect athletes later on in life

Any time you step out onto the field of play, whatever the sport or exercise and regardless of location, you always run the risk of some sort of injury. However remote that possibility is at any given moment, that repeated wear and tear on your body eventually adds up, leading to excessive stress on the muscles and joints that lead to injury. Continue reading