Heart Problems

All of our heart problem related posts in one place so that you can find them easily!

How do I find a defibrillator? How do I register our defibrillator?

In the UK, there are 30000+ cardiac arrests outside hospitals each year, yet only 1 in 10 survive. Their chances of survival are greatly increased by bystanders doing CPR and using an AED or defibrillator. Due to campaigning by the British Heart Foundation and others, defibrillators are now commonly located in workplaces, schools, transport hubs,…

Is funding available for defibrillators?

Is funding available for defibrillators? When we run our first aid training courses we are often asked whether funding is available for defibrillators? On virtually every first aid course run by the Co-operative a core piece of content is Cardiac Arrest CPR and how to use an AED. The reason for this is the importance…

How to Perform Adult CPR and Use a Defibrillator (AED)

How to Perform Adult CPR and Use a Defibrillator (AED) In the video link below, we show you how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on an adult casualty you suspect has suffered a cardiac arrest. If a casualty is unresponsive, AND is NOT breathing effectively, the statistical likelihood is that…

Angina – signs, symptoms and treatment

Angina – signs, symptoms and treatment Updated January, 2021. Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the arteries supplying the heart become hardened and/or narrowed. The pain is usually triggered by physical activity or stress and typically only lasts for…

Heart Attacks and Chest Pain – what you should know.

Heart Attacks and Chest Pain – what you should know.  A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot in one of the vessels in the heart.   It often comes on suddenly and with no prior warning. Considerable pain…

The Top 5 Christmas holiday First Aid incidents

Keep your Christmas activities memorable for all the right reasons! Many accidents happen at this time of year due to changes in our home arrangements plus more risks with fires, burns, trips and falls, heart problems plus the winter environment outside. Being aware of the risks is the first step to preventing them! Here’s our…

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Hannah says her first aid course ‘saved her life’

Hannah says her first aid course ‘saved her life’ Hannah attended a first aid course run by Medi-K and First Aid training Co-operative on September 1st and a few weeks later the knowledge she gained from the training saved her own life. In mid-October Hannah, had a heart attack. This was totally unexpected as she…

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How to Help Someone Having a Stroke

How to Help Someone Having a Stroke? This post explains how to help someone who may be having a stroke. We regularly update our how to blogs, so bookmark this page for your future reference on how to help someone who may be having a stroke. Last Updated: January, 2021 How to Identify a Suspected…

First Aid Acronyms Explained – AED & PAD

First Aid Acronyms Explained – AED & PAD Updated January 2021 An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation, created from the initial letters of a phrase or a word. The first aid world uses many acronyms to help us remember different treatments. In this series we have explained the meanings of the most common first…

First Aid Acronyms Explained – FAST

First Aid Acronyms Explained – F.A.S.T.               An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation, created from the initial letters of a phrase or a word. The first aid world uses many acronyms to help us remember different treatments. In this series we have explained the meanings of the most…

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