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Can you move a person with a suspected spinal injury?

First aid myth: never move a suspected spinal injury! https://youtu.be/Q1ZFzUyRLxA People are concerned that moving some one with a suspected spinal injury might cause more damage. And they are right to be concerned, but keeping the airway clear of vomit or other dangers such as tides coming in, fire or avalanche risk for our outdoor …

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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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