Accidents can happen
Accidents can happen when you’re on holidays and during outdoor activities. It is therefore important to keep a first aid kit at hand. When you’re travelling ensure you have a first aid kit to hand in the year of the Staycation. During this Covid-19 Pandemic, having a first aid kit to hand will help reduce viral infections such as Covid-19, and to stop Cuts and Grazes becoming infected with Bacteria while on holiday or when taking part in outdoor pursuits and sports activities.
Always a First Aid kit at hand
Medical resources in foreign countries are often not of the same standards as in the Netherlands and Belgium. Scarcity of – often not-sterile – needles, syringes and other medical resources that go into the skin, increase the risk of infection with an infectious disease. It is useful to take an extensive set of sterile tools in addition to a First Aid Kit.
Prevent a tick bite
Tick removers are an absolute must-have. In the United Kingdom, around 13% of ticks are infected with the Borrelia bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Our top tips
When removing a tick, there are a few things you shouldn’t do, such as using ether, alcohol, fire or trying to remove the ticks with your fingers. This can cause a quick release of harmful bacteria in the bloodstream. Having the ability to perform first aid, such as understanding how to perform Basic Life Support, Placing an unresponsive breathing casualty in to the recovery position and how to treat a victim of choking are all key elements. Why not consider in taking our online Basic First Aid course that is just over 3 hours of online learning. Or if you wanted to have your skills checked, you can book one of our trainers to assess your skills via Zoom. If this course is of interest to you then drop us a message below and one of the team will get back to you to arrange your learning.
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