first aid

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emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

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But Tesco today stressed that although they are not legally obliged to have a first aider on duty, they do have a rota of ten first aiders and endeavour to have one available at all times.
This can especially be the case in small businesses with few employees where there may be only one first aider.
We sometimes hear from people who have been saved from choking or treated at the scene of a road accident by first aiders, but we're keen to build up a fuller picture of how people in the local area are benefiting from a knowledge of simple first aid.
Mr Jones had been the senior first aider for Gilfach Goch Rugby Club for nearly 30 years, where his three sons Darren, Damien and Christian, Gilfach's team captain, play.
No ambulance was called and instead the first aider drove Mr Hill by car to a hospital with no accident and emergency unit, from where he was airlifted to Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital.
Jacky Rattue, PR and fundraising manager for St John Ambulance West Midlands, said: "We sometimes hear from people who have been saved from choking or treated at the scene of a road accident by first aiders, but we're keen to build up a fuller picture of how people are benefitting from a knowledge of simple first aid.
Although mum Donna said first aiders checked over her nine-year-old daughter before phoning for an ambulance, she said they were sure the schoolgirl had only suffered a minor injury.
For the last 25 years he was our senior first aider and many players were dependent on his expertise.
Four in five businesses admit not having a trained first aider at times, leaving them open to legal risks.
Where there are 25 to 50 employees, it recommends at least one first aider trained in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW).
Thanks to the paramedics who escorted me to the hospital, the staff at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the Rock Steady assistants at the rink and, most of all, the young female St Andrew's Ambulance first aider who, for half an hour, lay beside me on the ice.
Deputy head Phil Lewis, 43, of Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, was given mouth to mouth resuscitation by a first aider.
Now they will be greeted by a first aider who will assess the patient and then dial 999 for an ambulance if it is serious.
School first aider Vicky Handy said: "We already deliver a programme of first aid and life support training to all our upper school pupils so this seemed a logical next step.
A SIDELINE brawl erupted at a soccer match after a linesman was hit over the head - by a first aider.
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