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CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?

Two thought provoking articles in the Guardian newspaper about CPR. The first titled: ‘CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?’, & the second: ‘This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal

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The true cost of forgetting to take prescription medications.

Working in the Social Care profession, I have more than a passing interest in health care provision in England. One area of personal interest is ‘Emergency Readmissions’ to hospital, which as ‘The Health Foundation’ reported in 2018: ‘There has been

When to stop recording on a Smartphone …

Catching up on the daily news online, I came across an article where a former Chief of Defence Staff fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. A couple of things troubled me when reading this article, including,

Help to save a life: Use a Public Access Defibrillator. (PAD)

Whilst walking around my home town, I came across several Public Access Defibrillators. Taking a note of where these were, I had a google to see if there was an app or site which lists all those in my local

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

Living in uncertain times, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation if it happened close to me. Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read

Public Information Films through the years.

Following on from my previous blog post on ‘Amateur film makers’, this perhaps leads nicely on to ‘Public Information Films’. These government commissioned short films, often shown during T.V. ad breaks, were meant to advise the general public living in

Primary school teachers’ suicide rate nearly double the national average.

As a former teacher I still occasionally browse the TES website, just to see whether I would be prepared to re-enter a profession I once loved. However, as I read an article on a teacher who had committed suicide, some

Professionalism, teamwork & remaining calm under pressure!

This video clip has been on YouTube for over 10 years now, but is well worth watching if you haven’t seen it as it is a great example of professionalism, teamwork & remaining calm under pressure! Just after take-off from Manchester Airport, a bird

Somehow this has become routine.

Putting ‘Greatest Speeches’ search into YouTube came up with this speech by President Obama in October 2015. He was speaking in response to a mass shooting at Umpqua college in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend to understand U.S. Politics on