First Aid / Accidents / Injuries

In this category you will find information on common injuries and accidents that can occur and how to deal with them. The information in our doctor-authored leaflets includes how these conditions are disgnosed and treated, as well as common complications that can arise. If a member of your family has epilepsy and you need to know "How do I deal with a seizure?" or if there's a budding sportsman in your household and you need "What are the symptoms of shin splints?" you will find answers in this section. Some of the leaflets have been adapted (with permission) from St John ambulance first aid information and are designed to help you cope with situations like burns, bleeding and bites. Others help you cope until appropriate help arrives, such as 'Dealing with a Heart Attack' or 'Dealing with a Stroke'.

Achilles Tendon RuptureAdvice for Travel Abroad
Altitude/Mountain SicknessAnkle Injuries
Anti-inflammatory PainkillersBroken Arm (Upper)
Burns and ScaldsCare of Rib Injuries
Common DislocationsComplex Regional Pain Syndrome
Cramps in the LegCuts (Lacerations)
Dealing with a Baby who is UnresponsiveDealing with a Child who is Unresponsive
Dealing with a NosebleedDealing with a Stroke
Dealing with an Adult who is UnresponsiveDealing with an Allergic Reaction
Dealing with Breathing ProblemsDealing with Eye Injuries
Dealing with FracturesDealing with Hyperglycaemia (High Blood Sugar)
Dealing with Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)Dealing with Poisoning
Dealing with ShockDealing with the Effects of Cold
Dog and Cat BitesEpilepsy - Dealing with a Tonic-clonic Seizure
Extradural HaematomaFrostbite
Hamstring InjuriesHead Injuries
Heat and Ice Treatment for PainHip Fracture
Human BitesInsect Bites and Stings
Knee Ligament InjuriesKnocked-out Tooth
Mallet FingerMetatarsalgia (Metatarsal Injury)
PainkillersParacetamol Poisoning
Pelvic FracturesPost-concussion Syndrome
Preventing Acute Mountain SicknessScaphoid Wrist Fracture
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)Slipped (Prolapsed) Disc
Spinal Disc Problems (including Red Flag Signs)Sports Injuries
Sprains and StrainsStrong Painkillers (Opioids)
Subdural HaematomaTennis Elbow
Topical Anti-inflammatory PainkillersTorticollis
Whiplash Neck SprainWound Infection