What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack? British Heart Foundation want to spread the information!

What does cardiac arrest mean? Does it mean the same as a heart attack? We often talk about heart attacks and cardiac arrests as if they are the same thing.  British Heart Foundation Scotland are running a campaign to make sure we know the difference.  Please share this image. This link takes you to their …

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Increase in strokes and heart attacks warns charity

British Heart Foundation has said that strokes and heart attacks will increase. Highland First Aid gives you the skills and confidence to remain calm. All our courses cover strokes and heart attacks. Our relaxed training style uses realistic scenario’s to give you the skills to calmly deal with them, including using training defibrillators that act …

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Ankle Injuries in Outdoor First Aid, could ‘High Cut’ boots be a possible cause of injuries?

We’ve all been told that ‘proper boots’ that go over the ankle reduce ankle injuries. Does research to support this? Research published in the American ‘Journal of Foot and Ankle Research’ suggests that ‘high top boots’ may not protect ankles from injury.  ‘No difference were observed between the various types of shoes’  Was one of …

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How to remove ticks and lyme’s disease symptons

See the best way to remove ticks Living and working in the Scottish Highlands ticks are a fact of life for me, my young children and even the dog. Be prepared for ticks by knowing how to safely remove them and spot the symptoms of Lyme’s disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1pwJkKwPw&t=10s See our review of tick tools, the good …

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Emergency First Aid at Work, with Forestry +F

Emergency First Aid at Work course Ardgour We delivered the 6 hours course at the Abernethy School of Adventure, Ardgour, Acharacle. A beautiful site that has has trained lots of excellent instructors. We did the ‘bolt’ on +F Forestry for Highland Ecology so they could work on Forestry Commissions sites.

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What drowning looks like

This video is based on work by  Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D and it gives you a better under standing to the visual clues for drowning. We cover drowning on our 3 day First Aid at Work course:https://highlandfirstaid.uk/… And our 2 day Outdoor First Aid https://highlandfirstaid.uk/…/outdoor-first-aid-2-days-16-…/

 -in the heart of the Highlands
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