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10 steps to improving hand hygiene

10 steps to improving hand hygiene     Certain bacteria can remain active on our hands for up to three hours. During this time bacteria can spread to everything we touch. Why is hand hygiene so important? Millions of germs are picked up by hands during every-day activities. Many of these are harmless but some…
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What should be in your workplace first aid kit?

What should be in your workplace first aid kit?   Here at Scully Supplies we are always asked, what should be in our workplace first aid box. Below are the details to make sure your company is Health & Safety Authority compliant.         Notes *1: Where more than 50 persons are employed,…
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First Aid for Burns

First Aid for Burns [caption id="attachment_2685" align="alignnone" width="300"] Water Jel Burn Kit[/caption] The information contained within this article will assist you in identifying the cause, severity and percentage of a burn. It is important that you do not attempt to treat a burn until you are certain any potential hazards have been neutralized. 1) Classification…
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Defibrillator Drones: Ambulances of the Future

Defibrillator Drones: Ambulances of the Future In Ireland it has been predicted that one day defibrillators will be as common as road signs. The day is still yet to come, though they are becoming more widespread in schools, sports centres and airports. Now a new portable defibrillator idea has been developed into reality, the defibrillator…
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Caring for Diabetic Feet – Chiropodists

Caring for Diabetic Feet – Chiropodists If a patient is suffering with diabetes, foot care is vital. They tend to heal more slowly from cuts, sores and wounds, because the body’s processes that resist infection are more lethargic. So people with diabetes have to take extra care with their feet because if they get infected…
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External Bleeding Tips

External Bleeding Tips   1) Barrier1. Put your safety first and ensure that you are not in danger.2. If available, wear protective examination gloves.3. If you do not have gloves, you should avoid direct contact with casualty’s blood and use an improvised barrier4. Create a barrier between yourself and the potential source of infection. This…
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First Manikin to Help You Visualize the Effects of CPR

First Manikin to Help You Visualize the Effects of CPR   First aid has been taught by organizations like St. John’s Ambulance and The Irish Red Cross for over a century, saving countless lives in warfare, community events and everyday life. The practice of first aid is always updating as new technology and safer procedures…
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Heart Attack First Aid Infographic!

Heart Attack First Aid! Cardiovascular diseases is the biggest killer in Ireland year after year. It's responsible for taking thousands of Irish lives. Heart Attacks are a large part of that number and shows no signs of slowing down. Many people are not familiar with what to do when somebody starts having or is in…
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First Aid Kits [caption id="attachment_2808" align="alignnone" width="300"] Evolution Catering First Aid Points[/caption] First aid kits are an essential item for every workplace be that in an office, factory or building site they are a legal requirement. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees as well as contractors and visitors to the site. Sufficient…
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