Treating First Degree Burns and Scalds
Find out how to treat first degree burns and scalds with Virtual College. Follow the steps in this article and find out when to seek medical help.
Baby First Aid for Parents - Primary Survey
Read Virtual College’s First Aid guide on the Primary Survey for Babies for valuable information on assessing the situation at the scene of an incident.
What Are Epileptic Seizures and What Causes Them?
Read Virtual College's post and find out what to do when an epileptic seizure happens, what types there are, what causes them and how they're treated.
How to Treat Shock and Its Symptoms
Shock (circulatory shock) is a life-threatening condition where blood does not flow correctly around the body. Read out expert guide on how to save a life.
Treating Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke - Signs & Symptoms
Discover how to treat someone with heat stroke and heat exhaustion with this comprehensive step-by-step guide by Virtual College.
How to do the Heimlich Manoeuvre to Stop Someone Choking
Learn First Aid and read Virtual College's step-by-step guide to performing the Heimlich Manoeuvre (abdominal thrusts) to prevent someone from choking.
How to Help Someone Having a Seizure
Seizures can be one of the most visually concerning medical situations that a first aider might come across, but they can in fact range from being severe to fairly mild. Here, we look at how you can recognise a seizure happening, what you should do to help the person, and when you should call for an ambulance.
First Aid Lifesaving Steps - Arriving on the scene of an accident
Learn what to do with these lifesaving steps when you’re the first to arrive on the scene of an accident including the DR ABC acronym.
Common Signs of Heart Attacks and What to Do
Heart attack outcomes depend how quickly they are treated. Call 999 immediately and follow our expert guide until emergency service workers arrive on scene.