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D Is For Danger

23rd September 2011

Throughout our lives, we will inevitably come across people, children or adults, who have become suddenly ill or had a accident – and it is perfectly human to want to help in anyway we can. Always remember your own safety first however. D is for Danger – always look first for anything that might injure you, the rescuer, because if you get hurt then someone else will need to come to help both of you.

Look for speeding cars, broken glass, territorial dogs, heavy items that may fall on you. Wear plastic gloves to protect yourself and the victim from infections too. To find out more about how to help a victim safely, attend a First Aid course – learn the theory, have a open discussion and practice with realistic scenarios using lifesized manikins.

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