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Welcome to our blog. We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid. Feel free to get involved.
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Sling a thing of the past or useful bit of kit?

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We would like your opinion on this question! As I am sure you are aware, anybody who has ever completed a first aid course will have been taught how to apply a sling using a triangular bandage.  My question is this; Are slings still as relevant/useful today as they once were? Points to consider: 1. The casualty will usually place an injured arm in the most comfortable position for themselves. 2. Putting the arm in a sling will require additional movement from the position the arm is now in. Usually movement = pain!  3. Not considering remote rescue situations, does the sling offer any advantages over manual support given that generally, a hospital is relatively close by.  4. Would you have the confidence to apply a sling with only a basic first aid course done? Let us know your own thought's below!
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New ECG Blog and Quizz


As of today we will now be hosting our ECG quizz at our brand new blog. From here people can join in on discussions, guess rhythms and discuss everything related to ECG.  We also have a system that allows people to post directly from their Facebook page!   Feel free to leave us a comment.
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EMS, First Aid and Medical Blog

EMS, First Aid and Medical Blog
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Welcome to the first blog of Medicore Medial Services.  We will be using this blog in conjunction with Facebook to ask questions, discuss and inform you of everything relation to first aid and pre-hospital emergency care.   Feel free to post a comment. 
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