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The Public Access Trauma (PAcT) Kit: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Public Access Trauma (PAcT) First Aid Kit: What Business Owners Need to Know

In response to recent terror attacks, including the Manchester Arena Bombing, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, in collaboration with medical experts, has launched a Public Access Trauma (PAcT) First Aid Kit. The kit is designed to support members of the public with first aid for terrorism-related injuries when emergency services aren’t nearby.

In this article, we’ll cover exactly what you need to do as a business owner or operator to prepare a first aid response for a terror attack.

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The 3 Aims of First Aid in Animals and The Law

The 3 Aims of First Aid in Animals and The Law

Pet first aid can be carried out by anyone when there is an emergency. If you are a pet owner and your pet is in a critical condition you might be able to keep things under control until you can get the animal to a vet, significantly increasing the animal’s chances of recovery and survival. 

But there are some things that only a vet is qualified to do, and some things that are against the law unless you are a licensed vet. In this article, we’ll go through the three aims and four rules of animal first aid, and what can and cannot be done to help an animal if you are untrained or unlicensed.

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Cat First Aid: What to do in an Emergency

Cat First Aid: What to do in an Emergency

Cat owners are likely used to living with an animal that enjoys his or her own space from time to time. But when a critical moment strikes your cat will need you more than ever. Being prepared for the possibility of an injury or illness is the best thing you can do for your cat. 

This guide will explain the basics of cat first aid to help you support your cat in the moments before it can be seen by a vet.

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How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

When someone goes into cardiac arrest every second counts. You only have around 10 minutes to bring someone back using a defibrillator and CPR. An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can be used by anyone and comes with clear instructions to follow. You should also be given support by a 999 call handler when you call emergency services.

That said, knowing what to do beforehand and being prepared is invaluable. If you run a business, manage a team, or simply if you want to know what to do if the situation occurs, read on to find out the steps for how to use AED defibrillators.

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When to Use a Defibrillator

When to Use a Defibrillator

Cardiac arrest can happen at any time and, with an onset of a matter of seconds, a fast response is crucial. Over the past few years, more and more defibrillators have been installed in public places like phone boxes, public bathrooms, shopping centres, schools, and community buildings to give people a greater chance of survival when cardiac arrest strikes.

In this blog post, we’ll answer the question ‘when do you use a defibrillator’?

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