Basic Life Support & Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification: Everything You Need to Know

basic life support and level 3 first aid at work qualification

First aid training courses can play an important role in a person’s life – both as a responder and a recipient. Professionally first aid training is essential, especially when your work could be considered high risk (lifeguards, gyms, sports facilities and schools for example). As an unexpected responder to a public emergency, understanding the basics […]

Wilderness First Aid Vs. City First Aid

wilderness first aid vs city first aid

Basic first aid teaches people how to perform the skills necessary to keep people, at the very least, alive until the emergency services arrive. The casualty can then be taken to the hospital. Is first aid the same regardless of a casualty’s location? Is it the same if you’re in the middle of the desert, […]

The Importance of Learning Basic Life Support (BLS)

the importance of learning basic life support bls

Basic Life Support (BLS) course teaches the skills, techniques and understanding to provide effective life-saving care to a person in need. These skills are essential to safely assess an emergency situation, and then provide effective medical care during that emergency, whether in the public sphere or in the workplace.  But what exactly are BLS skills, […]

What are the Responsibilities of a First Aider?

what are the responsibilities of a first aider

Performing first aid in a crisis situation requires the emergency responders to be well prepared, calm under pressure, and knowledgeable about what it is they need to do during a life threatening emergency. You may be asking, what other responsibilities do first aid responders have? Well, let us tell you!  Always Be Prepared!  Being prepared […]

What are the Objectives of Administering First Aid?

what are the objectives of administering first aid

Emergency situations can occur unexpectedly, which is exactly why they are called emergencies. Whether you’re with friends at the pool, on a vacation, adventuring in the wilderness, or simply working in an office, a crisis can strike! Are you prepared to dress a wound, or prevent asphyxiation via administering, and or performing CPR?  If you […]

How to Choose the Best First Aid Certification Course

How to Choose the Best First Aid Certification Course

Searching for first aid courses may be overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure of what to look for. With so many options that are designed for a variety of scenarios, it can be difficult to determine which first aid course best suits your needs. At Blue Guard, we provide a variety of first aid training and […]

First Aid Myths & What You Should Do in an Emergency?

first aid myths

When an emergency strikes, we have to think and act fast. Yet, it can feel like a daunting task in the stress of the moment. In the moment of an emergency, we find ourselves thinking things like, “Do I apply pressure?” or “Does it need an ointment of some sort?”  Inexperienced and unexpecting responders often […]

What are the Five Aims of Administering First Aid to an Injured Person?

five aims of administering first aid to an injured person

If you are contemplating whether or not you should take a first aid course, our answer is yes! First aid courses are extremely beneficial for those working in a professional environment. However, they also provide lifesaving skills to be outside of the workplace, because you never know when you will find yourself in an emergency […]

What’s the Difference Between CPR and First Aid?

what is the difference between cpr and first aid

As you begin your journey to become a certified lifeguard, you might look at the requirements and ask yourself, what is the difference between learning CPR and First Aid? It can be quite confusing, as sometimes the course titles mention both.  So, what is the best option for you? Well, let us explain the difference […]

What are the Benefits of First Aid Training Courses?

the benefits of first aid training courses

In the UAE, all lifeguards are required to go through an accredited first aid training course before earning their lifeguard certification. But did you know, first aid training courses aren’t just for lifeguards? In fact, first aid training courses increase confidence and provide faster emergency response times among employees, helping to keep a safer environment […]