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'.

A Knocked-out ToothAchilles Tendon Rupture
Advice for Travel AbroadAltitude/Mountain Sickness
Ankle InjuriesAnti-inflammatory Painkillers
Broken Arm (Upper)Broken Arm (Upper) - Causes
Broken Arm (Upper) - Diagnosis and TreatmentBroken Arm (Upper) - Outlook and Complications
Broken Arm (Upper) - SymptomsBurns and Scalds
Care of Rib InjuriesCommon Dislocations
Complex Regional Pain SyndromeCramps in the Leg
Cuts (Lacerations)Dealing with a Baby who is Unresponsive
Dealing with a Child who is UnresponsiveDealing with a Heart Attack
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
Dealing with the Effects of HeatDog and Cat Bites
Epilepsy - Dealing with a Tonic-clonic SeizureExtradural Haematoma
FrostbiteHamstring Injuries
Head Injury InstructionsHeat and Ice Treatment for Pain
Hip FractureHuman Bites
Insect Bites and StingsKnee Ligament Injuries
Mallet FingerMetatarsalgia
PainkillersPelvic Fractures
Pelvic Fractures - CausesPelvic Fractures - Complications and recovery
Pelvic Fractures - DiagnosisPelvic Fractures - Symptoms
Pelvic Fractures - TreatmentPost-concussion Syndrome
Preventing Acute Mountain SicknessScaphoid Wrist Fracture
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)Slipped (Prolapsed) Disc
Sports InjuriesSprains and Strains
Strong Painkillers (Opioids)Subdural Haematoma
Tennis ElbowTopical Anti-inflammatory Painkillers
TorticollisWhiplash Neck Sprain
Wound Infection