First Aid / what to do in an emergency.
Do you want to know about first aid –how to help someone in an emergency? There are some great websites that can give you loads of information about how to help in different situations. It might be your best friend, Mum, Dad or Grandparent that will be very pleased you took the time to find out.
Have a look at these websites and find out what you can do – it isn’t that difficult or scary. The more you know the more confident you will be to help out.
If you would like to learn more you can sign up to a course with the British Red Cross or St John’s ambulance, or if you are part of a Youth Group such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets, a local Youth Centre you could ask if they teach first aid. Many adults have done a first aid course and can teach you what they know.
NHS 111 is a free to call service for urgent medical concerns.
The NHS 111 team are able to assess whether you need an ambulance for urgent care or can connect you to the service they think you require including:
-Emergency Dental appointments
You can call 111 for free or visit the NHS 111 website
There is a pharmacist working in every pharmacy, these are shops that sell medication.
If you have a prescription for medication from your GP a pharmacist will take the prescription and give you your medicine.
Pharmacists have lots of training and you can speak to them about any medical issues that aren’t emergencies. You will have to pay for the medication they offer you, but it is often quicker than visiting the GP.
A GP is a doctor who can prescribe medication for you, refer you into other specialist services or help you to manage an ongoing condition.
It can take a few days to get an appointment with a GP, so make sure your problem isn’t urgent by speaking to a pharmacist or the NHS 111 service. If you are still not sure, you can text Chat Health and speak to a school nurse between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Everyone should be registered with a GP, an adult you live with should be able to tell you who your GP is.
When you visit the GP you usually have to go with an adult, unless you are over 16, but some GPs might see you alone if you are younger.
Call 999 for all emergencies requiring immediate care.
The 999 service will assess your emergency and send the appropriate help you need such as an ambulance, police or fire engine.
You can also download one of these apps to help you. You could tell your family and friends what you have learnt, or test them to see if they know what to do.
Visit the British Red Cross website
Visit St Johns Ambulance website or app
Have a look at the British Red Cross website, or St John’s ambulance website. They both have lots of really interesting information on them, games to play and free resources you can send off for or print off.