During the COVID-19 pandemic, here at Immediate Care Medical we saw big changes in the way we had to work. We were asked to support the NHS, working alongside their ambulance crews – such as the East England Ambulance Service Trust – to transport and care for patients. We needed an improved system to deal with the increased numbers of staff on our books, and have partnered with HomeBase Employee Scheduling app – with amazing results!
Finding someone with a potentially serious injury or illness can be a stressful situation, and it is easy to panic. Yet, as one of the first people on the scene, you can play a vital role in ensuring that the best possible care is given in the most efficient manner. Remember: contacting the relevant emergency service should always be your first priority. However, whilst waiting, you can use the following SAMPLE questions to collect useful and potentially life-saving information.
Today is restart a heart day – an annual day of action created by the Resuscitation Council UK with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible.
Now the dark nights are closing in, temperature has dropped and the holiday season is feeling well and truly over, it’s easy to find yourself going into hibernation mode – choosing nights in on the sofa with takeaways over proactive action for keeping yourself fit and healthy. So, what can you do to make sure you stay in good health over the winter months?
We often hear about how walking is super good for us, however, you may be surprised at just how beneficial it can be to our bodies, mind and wellbeing. See below for our Top Ten benefits of simply putting one foot in front of the other!
Whilst we never want to think of our children or those in our care being involved with, or witnessing, situations requiring first aid and medical attention, it can happen, and often there isn’t any warning. Hopefully, most of the time, children will be under adult supervision and can leave grown-ups to administer first aid and deal with the situation, however, that won’t always be the case. So it is vital that we teach children – even those as young as toddlers – what to do in an emergency situation.
June is Mens Health Awareness Month. “The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.”
I think it is fair to say that sometimes men struggle to seek help when they have an initial health worry, in fact, most likely they will put off seeking help or reassurance, until the issue has worsened.
Unfortunately work-related stress doesn’t just stop when you turn off your computer and head home for the day. In fact in this modern smart phone world, for many, the work day never really ends at all. When persistent stress continues, it can take a toll on your health, well-being, relationships and family life.