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Training Hub – articles for training

Posted: September 8th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

We are shortly retiring all content from this section of the site. A new section Training Hub is now available.  All relevant content is being moved here and will have the latest up to date articles regarding training programmes and platforms tha Tutorcare offers.  Comments have now been disabled in this blog but are available from the Training Hub. New articles in the tutorcare training hub include;   Abuse: Vulnerable adults and common signs Personal skills – what do health… Read more »

How to treat burns – First Aid

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Burns are the most common household injury and unfortunately a regular occurrence in certain work environments. More than 1 million people in the UK seek medical treatment for burn-related injuries each year.  50,000 people are hospitalised due to burn-related injuries.  4,500 people die from burn related injuries. Burns should always be treated as serious regardless of severity.  Before treating a burn-related injury however, it is important to first determine the type and degree of the burn. There are four different… Read more »

Child Care – What to do if a baby is choking

Posted: June 17th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Like adults, children and babies also are at risk from choking. A choking baby is every parent’s biggest fear but it is also a serious risk to those that work in child care.  At TutorCare we offer courses covering a wide range of First Aid topics including Basic Paediatric First Aid Training that includes training on how to deal with a child choking. Depending upon the childs age there are two different approaches to choking. The following is a guide… Read more »

First Aid – What to do for electrical burns

Posted: June 13th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Electrical burns can be caused either by low or high voltage current.  High voltage currents can jump distances of up to 18 meters (known as “arcing”).  In such instances do not approach the casualty; stay at least 25 meters away until the power source has been turned off and contact emergency services. With all electrical burns, there may be visible wounds on the skin where the electric current has entered and shocked the body.  Internal damage to the body may… Read more »

The Difference Between Sprains, Strains and Breaks

Posted: March 1st, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

In the workplace accidents, can happen at any time. Continuing our recent articles on health and safety this article covers some basic observations to help identify the differences between sprains, strains and breaks. Any injury in the workplace can be costly If you cannot identify the problem, then getting the solution becomes even more daunting and hectic. Sprains, strains and breaks are all related and if you have experienced either of them, then you know what severe pain is. The… Read more »

How To Properly Care For A Minor Workplace Injury

Posted: February 12th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and burns… they’re a part of daily life with most of them taking place in the home. However, it’s not uncommon for them to occur in a place of employment. A majority of companies have some type of accident policy (with risk assessment) that dictates what happens in these types of cases. For instance, if a wound is extremely deep (is in need of stitches) or something foreign has become embedded in the body, medical attention… Read more »

Choking

Posted: February 10th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A foreign object that is stuck at the back of the throat may block the throat or cause muscular spasm. Young children especially are prone to choking. A child may choke on food, or may put small objects into their mouth and cause a blockage of the airway. If the blockage of the area airway is mild, the casualty should be able to clear it; if it is severe they will be not be able to speak, cough or breathe… Read more »

The importance of learning Basic Life Support (BLS)

Posted: November 28th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of medical care used in emergency, life-threatening situations until the victim can be cared for professionally by a team of paramedics or at a hospital. It can help people who are choking, drowning or are suffering from cardiac arrest, and it can make the difference between life and death for some people. BLS is included in all first aid training courses, along with related life-saving techniques and procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)…. Read more »

Health and Safety: Managing the process

Posted: September 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Management of the health and safety process involves setting a policy, creating a supportive organisational culture, developing and implementing a health and safety plan and evaluating the plan’s performance. We have recently talked about what is required in a plan but evaluating the plan’s performance is just as important.  In order to take this further it is important that as a business owner you understand fully the benefits and issues relating to the process. Advantages Managing health and safety effectively… Read more »

Understanding Anaphylactic Shock can save lives in the work place

Posted: September 1st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are the designated first aider in your workplace it is best to be prepared for every eventuality.  Whilst most accidents or illnesses at work or generally minor, some things like anaphylactic shock can be lethal.  Understanding this rare reaction to allergies can ultimately save a life.  In the workplace or at home knowing the causes, the symptoms and what to do can make all the difference. What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe and extreme allergic reaction.  It… Read more »

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