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Recovery position

Recovery Position An Article by Worsley Training - First Aid Training in and around Wiltshire The recovery position or The safe airway position?   Why do we roll unconscious casualties, who are breathing normally, onto their side? It is not so that they recover but to keep their airway safe, so the name is rather misleading.   Having done your DrABC checks (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing and Circulation) and ensured someone has called 999, your casualty may stop breathing normally if left lying on their back. This is because 2 things can block their airway – their tongue and any
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Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains An Article by Worsley Training - First Aid Training in and around Wiltshire R = Rest – stop any exercise or activities and try not to put any weight on the injury. But don't totally immobilise it as little movements will stop it becoming stiff.   I = Ice – apply a wrapped ice pack (or wrapped bag of frozen peas) to the injury for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.   C = Compression – wrap a bandage around the injury to support it, going up and down the limb nearly to the
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Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke An Article by Worsley Training - First Aid Training in and around Wiltshire Look out for the signs and symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and please catch it before it develops into the more serious Heat Stroke. If you have any of these, then move to a cool place, drink plenty of water, lie down and cool with a fan and/or wet sponges around the armpits, neck and groin. You should be back to normal within 30 minutes.   Prevention is always better than cure so:   🔹️Aim to drink between 2 and 5 litres of water per day
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