Heart Attack Symptoms & How to Treat a Heart Attack – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

A heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked usually by a blood clot. Lots of people make a full recovery, but there’s a serious risk that the heart might stop beating called a cardiac arrest. It’s vital that you help someone who is suffering a heart attack and call 999 […]

How To Treat A Fracture & Fracture Types – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

A break or crack in the bone is called a fracture. A broken bone that does not puncture the skin is called a closed fracture. But sometimes the bone can puncture the skin, this is called an open fracture. Even if you can’t see any blood, the break will have caused some internal bleeding. And the injuried person […]

How To Treat Heat Stroke, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Heat stroke is caused by the failure of the thermostat in the brain, which regulates the body’s temperature. If someone has a high fever or has been in the heat for a long period of time, the body can become dangerously overheated. Heatstroke can develop from someone who is already suffering from heat exhaustion. Heat stroke can develop […]

How to Treat Shock – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Shock is a serious life-threatening condition that happens when vital organs in the body are not getting enough blood flow and this can lead to failure of these organs and the heart. Shock can be caused by anything that reduces the circulation of blood flow such as, severe bleeding which you may be able to see or it […]

Wilderness Medicine | Patient Assessment

Hi, I’m Todd Schimelpfenig. I’m the curriculum director for the wilderness medicine institute at NOLS. We are going to shoot an educational video here today to demonstrate our patient assessment system and then our focused spine assessment, our tool for gathering information and making a decision about whether we need to continue spine immobilization in a patient who’s […]

How To Treat Heat Stroke, Signs & Symptoms – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

Heat stroke is caused by the failure of the thermostat in the brain, which regulates the body’s temperature. If someone has a high fever or has been in the heat for a long period of time, the body can become dangerously overheated. Heatstroke can develop from someone who is already suffering from heat exhaustion. Heat stroke can develop […]

How to Treat an Asthma Attack – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

In an asthma attack, the muscles of the air passages in the lungs go into spasm. This makes the airways narrower, making it difficult to breathe. This can be triggered by an allergy, a cold, or smoke. At other times, someone may have a sudden attack with no obvious trigger. If you think someone is having an asthma […]