Sundial team update first aid and CPR training

Although people come to us with back pain and other joint and muscle problems, slips, falls and illness can happen at any time. Here at Sundial, we make sure our first aid skills are regularly updated. The advances in CPR, for instance, mean that survival rates from a heart attack have leapt from 6% to 74% in the last 20 years. We hope we never need these skills but it good to have them just in case.

This course, put on by the Royal College of Chiropractors, had chiropractors from all over the South East converging on Brighton. We rarely encounter an emergency but we must know how to deal with one should the worst happen. We learned that simple interventions that anyone can learn make a big difference to recovery and survival.
A choking baby, diabetic hypoglycaemia and even a heart attack can all happen and it is reassuring to know that we can help with these situations.

 

This course, put on by the Royal College of Chiropractors, had chiropractors from all over the South East converging on Brighton. We rarely encounter an emergency but we must know how to deal with one should the worst happen. We learned that simple interventions that anyone can learn make a big difference to recovery and survival.
A choking baby, diabetic hypoglycaemia and even a heart attack can all happen and it is reassuring to know that we can help with these situations.

The day was full of acronyms to help remember what to do. DR ABC and FAST are crucial to know.

D – Danger – check the area for danger to first aiders
R – Response – does the person respond or are they unconscious
A – Airways – are they clear
B – Breathing – are they breathing normally
C – Circulation – stop any bleeding

Signs of stroke might be:
F – Face – droopy when asked to smile
A – Arm – any weakness
S – Speech – can they speak normally
T – Time – any of the above, call 999 immediately

These skills save lives. It is good to know that we can be the difference between life and death.