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ANAPHALXIS, YOU CAN HELP
December 15, 2019
Following some recent highly published cases, and a case a lot closer to home, I think it would help you all to get a better understanding of Severe Allergies and Anaphylaxis. A life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) can cause shock, a sudden drop in blood pressure and trouble breathing. In people who have an allergy, anaphylaxis can occur minutes after exposure to a specific allergy-causing substance (allergen). In some cases, there may be a delayed reaction or anaphylaxis may occur without an apparent trigger.
LIFE SAVING BEETROOT
July 27, 2016
Wow there are some interesting facts in a recent study funded by Irish Heart Foundation.
Dr. Eamon Dolan is a stroke physician in Connolly Hospital, Dublin. He helps many Stroke survivors manage their Blood Pressure. Dr. Dolan's recent research looked into the benefits of beetroot for those with high blood pressure.
STAC Moves to New Training Centre
February 5, 2018
STAC First Aid recently moved into bigger, better premises. The new office and training rooms have been designed to suit the unique needs of First Aid Training sessions. Larger training room allows more comfort for students while conducting practical skills training. There is now options for instructors in layout and extra rooms to use during examinations. The move comes on the back of increased business, more people than ever are training with STAC First Aid, we are no seen by many as the center of excellence for First Aid Training in the Mid-West region of Ireland.
SAVE A LIFE
January 17, 2018
One of the most common questions we receive is "Will I get sued if I give first aid to a casualty?"
Simple rules to work by:
Rule 1: Act in the best interest of the casualty
Rule 2: Only treat in the manner in which you have been trained
Rule 3: Only treat if you are willing and able to do so
Learning First Aid
March 18, 2017
How Much First Aid Do You Need? First aid training can be overlooked. Most people never take a formal first aid class. Maybe your mother taught you some first aid. Maybe you learned it as a Girl Scout or Boy Scout.
First aid training may help you decide when to go to the emergency department. Emergency departments are expensive and busy. The average time spent in an emergency department visit is over 3 hours. Many folks don't want to go to the ER if they don't have to go.
My Dog Saved My Life
April 1, 2015
Choking is an emergency - if you can't breathe then you will die. If you see someone who appears to be choking you should always ask them "Are you choking?" before you start thumping them on the back. Lexi the Labrador didn't follow the correct steps, but then he is a dog!
Pioneering Procedure Used At Roadside to Save Cyclist's Life
September 22, 2020
Victoria was cycling to work along Clerkenwell Road in London when she was crushed by a skip lorry, suffering horrific injures to her leg. A team from the London Air Ambulance arrived at the scene within five minutes in a rapid-response car. The helicopter, which was attending another scene when the call came, arrived soon after. As part of our courses at STAC we cover when to call the emergency services.