First Aid

Childhood Poisoning

85% of Childhood Poisoning occur when the parent or caregiver are with the child but not paying attention. Between the ages of one and three years, toddlers are extremely prone to accidental poisoning. The best way to prevent your child from swallowing something dangerous is to simply poison-proof your home.   Children explore their environment [...]

April 25th, 2016|First Aid|

Burns and Scalds in Infants and Children

Children are curious and like to explore their surroundings. They don’t know that hot water and hot drinks can cause burns. A child’s sensitive skin burns far more easily than adult skin. Burns and scalds are a major cause of serious injury in children from new born to 10 years old. A severe scald can [...]

April 8th, 2016|First Aid|

Seizures in Young Children

Seizures in Young Children – Fever Convulsions A fever convulsion is a fit or seizure.  It is caused by a sudden change in your child's body temperature and is usually associated with a fever (a temperature above 38°C). A high temperature is a sign of infection somewhere in the body and is often caused by a virus or bacteria. A high fever [...]

March 17th, 2016|First Aid, Health and Safety|

Croup in Young Children

What is Croup? Croup is a condition that develops quickly in children and is usually caused by a viral infection in the upper airways, which is localised in the throat and surrounding tissues. It’s characterised by a barking cough. It’s fairly uncommon and affects more boys than girls. It usually occurs in young children aged 6 [...]

March 16th, 2016|First Aid, Health and Safety|

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Due to the ever growing demand for advanced First Aid Treatment and Training we have expanded our training portfolio with this exciting new workshop. In the case of Heart Arrest, seconds count. Early Defibrillation has proven to be a critical component in treating such Patients. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is becoming increasingly present in companies, [...]

January 16th, 2016|First Aid, MEC News|

Qualify for 2500 Discovery Vitality Points

All First Aiders trained by the Medical Education Center now qualify for 2500 Discovery Vitality Points. All you need to do is send a copy of your current First Aid Certificate to Discovery Vitality, they will allocate the points immediately and send you a statement. This is another development into the right direction, an acknowledgment [...]

December 16th, 2015|First Aid, MEC News|