First Aid

Dehydration and Heat Related Illness in Infants and Young Children

Dehydration and Heat Related Illness in Infants and Young Children   Our children’s bodies create a tremendous amount of heat. Normally, they're cooled through sweating and by heat radiating through the skin. But in very hot weather, high humidity, and other conditions, this natural cooling system may begin to fail, letting heat in the body build to dangerous levels. [...]

2020-01-16T12:19:55+00:00July 14th, 2016|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 [...]

2019-05-27T06:53:01+00:00April 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 [...]

2019-05-27T06:53:01+00:00April 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 [...]

2020-01-16T12:21:30+00:00March 17th, 2016|First Aid|

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 [...]

2020-01-16T12:20:45+00:00March 16th, 2016|First Aid|

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, [...]

2019-05-27T06:53:01+00:00January 16th, 2016|First Aid, MEC News|