My Marathon

My Marathon

Wednesday, April 12, 2017




  1. Sepsis
    16 Sep, 2018
    Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. There are around 250,000 cases of sepsis a year in the UK according to the UK Sepsis Trust . At least 46,000 people die every year as a result of the condition. Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, although some people are more vulnerable.  People most at risk of sepsis include those: with a medical condition
  2. Wet and Dry Drowning
    21 Jul, 2018
    Wet and Dry Drowning
    Drowning Drowning is when someone is unable to breathe because their nose and mouth are submerged in water, or in another liquid. When someone's drowning, it may not look like the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect from watching TV. When someone’s actually drowning, they won’t able to make any noise, so can easily go unnoticed, even if friends or family are nearby.  Drowning is a common cause of accidental death, especially amongst children and toddlers.  Contrary to
  3. CPR and First Aid in the Curriculum
    21 Jul, 2018
    CPR and First Aid in the Curriculum
    Lifesaving first aid is set to be included in the national school curriculum after years of campaigning from the BHF, Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance. Sarah and I have been involved in the campaign since Sarah saved her Dads life over two years ago after being taught CPR in school. The government’s proposals to teach first aid skills and CPR training – as part of compulsory health education in all schools in England from 2020 – could save thousands of lives.  Secondary school students would be
  4. Dogs in the summer time
    14 Jul, 2018
    Dogs in the summer time
    Walking your dog in the summer I love going for a walk with Lulu before and after work. But you have to be on the look out for hidden dangers - not from other dogs but from flowering grass seeds and ticks.  Flowering grass seeds can get into your dog’s eyes, ears, paws and under their skin. This can cause pain and injury to your dog. These grass seed heads are very common in the countryside and woodlands, as well as in city parks and commons too. They are plentiful during this time of the year
  5. ICE- Medical ID
    07 Jul, 2018
    ICE- Medical ID
    ICE ICE stands for "in case of emergency," and it's what many of us have been taught to look for if someone needs medical attention. Well, what if that person is you? Where is your ICE info? One of the easiest and most convenient places to keep emergency information is on your smartphone, but only if you know the right way to do it so that someone can see it without having to unlock your phone. Now is a great time to make sure you and everyone in your family has ICE info on their phone,
  6. Dog First Aid
    17 Jun, 2018
    Dog First Aid
    Dog First Aid I have had a dog now for a year. My baby Lulu, she has completed transformed my life, but I have found myself being like a overreactive parents rushing to the vets at the slightest thing wrong with her. Thankfully nothing serious has occurred, just silly things from eating anything and everything to phantom pregnancy and ear infections. My vet is amazing and Lulu gets a much better service and treatment at the vets than I do at Drs. I am now trained to deliver Pet First Aid for
  7. How to survive the Hay-fever Season
    17 Jun, 2018
    How to survive the Hay-fever Season
    Hay Fever Summer is approaching but with the warm and sunny gorgeous weather comes a high pollen count, streaming eyes and sniffles. I have a love hate relationship with summer.  I love the hot sunny weather and sitting out on the grass entertaining friends but unfortunately  I also suffer from hay fever and this can become a problem. We get plenty of questions about hay fever at our  First Aid classes. So here are some answers to our most common questions; along with a few tips on how best to
  8. Sports Day Survival Guide
    17 Jun, 2018
    Sports Day Survival Guide
    Sports Day Survival Guide Summer is here, and it’s that time of year when all schools from nursery all the way through to secondary school take part in athletics and the annual sports day. As a previous PE teacher, this was the time of year the PE department get to celebrate all the students sporting successes. Some schools even allow parents to take part!.  However in a highly competitive environment (parents as well as children) and summer sun accidents and illness can occur. Have a read of
  9. GDPR
    26 May, 2018
    We have updated our Privacy and Cookie Policy in line with the new GDPR that came into effect on 25th May 2018. If you would like to read please click here