Welcome to The Room, where children and young people can get information about the Welsh Ambulance Service.
It is important for everyone to know the basics of first aid techniques. First aid could be needed at home, at work, at school or on holiday in a different country.
On the St John Ambulance website there is first aid advice on a number of different situations that you might find yourself in. These include daily situations such as cuts and scrapes or nosebleeds; and there is advice on the more serious situations such as heart attacks and strokes.
to view BSL First Aid videos.
Please click on the topic below which you are interested in and it will direct you to information about first aid which is found on the St John Ambualnce website:-
Wounds and Bleeding
This includes information on bleeding (minor cuts, scratches and grazes), nosebleeds and foreign objects in the eye. Click on the topic of interest on the left hand side of the page.
Effects of Heat and Cold Weather
This includes information on the following:-
- Burns and Scalds
- Prickly Heat
- Heat Exhaustion
There is information under the heading breathing problems which include choking, asthma and hyperventilation.
Other Medical Emergencies
If you want information on low blood sugar click on Hypoglycaemia, which is on the left hand side of the page. If you want information on high blood sugar click on Hyperglycaemia.
Unconcious and not breathing (adults)
If you want information on children or infants, click on the drop down lost on the left hand side of the page.
Unconcious but breathing (adults and children)
Severe Allergic Reaction
This is known as anaphylaxis shock.
Under the heading head injuries you can find information on concussion, cerebral compression, skull fracture and seizures.
If you become unwell or are injured, make sure you choose the right NHS service to make sure you get the best treatment. Click here to find out more about Choose Well and the services available.