Eighteen free tips for better time management

Time management is an important aspect of co-ordinating any work based project.  Simple tasks can detract from the overall organisational goal if time is not planned effectively.  Below we offer 18 simple tips for improving your working life, tips that can allow you to focus on any given project and declutter the mind. Continue reading “Eighteen free tips for better time management”

How to treat burns – First Aid

Burns are the most common household injury and unfortunately a regular occurrence in certain work environments.  This article discusses how to treat burns.

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. Continue reading “How to treat burns – First Aid”

Child Care – What to do if a baby is choking

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 only outlining the steps a trained adult can take to stop a child or baby from choking.
Please do not follow these steps unless you have attended a certified course.

A video released by the NHS can be seen here

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First Aid – What to do for electrical burns

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 also have occured and can range from an irregular heart beat to cardiac arrest.

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