Lucy Smith and her son Will have embarked on an epic journey across the country to raise money and awareness for Alzheimers.
Will started off in Edinburgh with help from his brother Jake. He was then joined by his mum Lucy in Sheffield. Their family and friends have been with them either in spirit or person - Lucy's husband saved the day acting as if he were a Tour De France support vehicle to come and lighten the loads the two were (are in the case of Will) carrying!
They have both braved hills, intense sunshine, (judging by the rosiness of the two their faces on the photos! Remember kids, slip, slap, slop!) rain, wind and blisters to walk across the country to raise money for the charity Alzheimers Society.
Lucy finished her portion of the journey yesterday (well done!) and Will is going to continue on to Swinford!?!
So if you can why not spare a couple spare £'s, you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/William-Kneeshaw1
Cracking effort both of you! Well done!
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Giving blood is one of the simplest ways you can make a profound difference and genuinely save a life.
Blood donations are at a real low. A generation gap is opening up according to the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13748004) there is a reported drop of 20% in the amount of young people (17-34) donating. Only 4% of eligible donors actually donate.
All it takes is a couple of hours of your day. Give blood today. You never know when you, a relative or friend may need it.
It's national blood week this week (10th - 16th June). To mark this occasion Give Blood have created a fantastic advertising campaign which some of you may have seen. Check out the links below and please do think about donating! It's a sure fire way to become a life saver. Fact!
To all my followers, customers past and present I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Resus Andy 😀
It is fairly obvious to those who know me that I am quite the geek. But not nearly as much as the authors of this rather amazing article relating to a retrospective study of resuscitation techniques from the 24th Century!
Favourite line "Patients were excluded from the study if the victims were annihilated by energy weapons"!?!?
Check out the abstract here at the Resuscitation Journal now!
As amusing as the paper is; it highlights what we already know "Quick access to medical help and new prognostic tools were established to treat Cardiac Arrest."
So you don't need to wait till the 24th Century you can learn how to save a life now in the 21st Century!
This is just amazing! We often hear about the negative aspect of the use of Drones in the war against terror, or people with guns shooting the poor amazon delivery drones out of the sky; but this Dutch engineering student has quickly elevated himself to the top of the Resus Andy cool list!
Check out the links and video attached!
Fears or phobias are often quite irrational in nature. The fear of drowning, for me is right up there with my biggest fears. I guess it became worse when I had to read about the pathology of drowning for a course I had to complete and now teach on. However, I recently got to revisit my fear from the comfort of my sofa via the internet!
An amazing interactive video made for a French outdoor clothing company (Guy Cotten) highlights what it is like to become stranded in open water and what happens to you over a shockingly short time. It is filmed from a first persons point of view and is incredibly vivid. If you stay afloat long enough (!) there is a scene that is most definitely not for the faint hearted, you have been warned!
You will never go on a boat again without a lifejacket after taking part in this interactive video. Link below. I have also added a link to a video preview for those who are too afraid to actually try the actual video :-)
Lifejackets can make all the difference; once you have the person out of the water, it goes back to the good old basic life support and ABC principle that is so easy and so essential to learn. Care for the submersed/drowned individual is discussed in the 'Bumps and Bruises Course' on offer from Resus Andy - Life Support Tuition contact us for details
Video preview http://youtu.be/GT-GPmX60GA
Link to interactive video "Sorti en Mer" (A trip to sea) http://sortieenmer.com
Vaccination, vaccine and inoculation. All words that cause a furore in parenting and medical circles.
During my career I have bore witness to children who are suffering from vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and chicken pox and believe me when I say that these diseases are not something to be dismissed as a nasty rash and itchy sores. These diseases can and have killed children and continue to do so. These diseases are preventable and in this day and age. We shouldn't be witness to suffering these diseases can cause.
Below is a link to an article written by Dr Jennifer Raff about childhood vaccinations. I urge you all to read it and share this amongst your friends and family.
The article is hosted on the a rather fruitfully named, yet reputable website so I do apologies in advance for the profanity of the websites name once you have clicked the link...
It's been ever so quiet at Resus Andy HQ of late. Why? Well My wife and I have moved out of London to the greener, calmer climes of Market Harborough, Leciestershire. Two new jobs, two new hospitals, three months of living with my in-laws (no where near as bad as one would think!), one move from London later and a bit of well earned time off and now, finally I'm ready to reignite the engines of Resus Andy - Life Support.
So what's in store? Well oddly enough, my first classes have taken me back to London (!) to revisit the Fortius Clinic (www.fortiusclinic.com) in Central London to update their Doctors/Surgeons and clinical staff with regards to the basic and advanced life support. Always nice to asked back specifically even though I'm no longer based in London!
Mean while, back in the countryside...
Plans are afoot to train parents and carers Children's Basic Life Suport at community centres. First aid is becoming more of a concern to parents and The bumps and bruises course, focusing on what to do when your child or loved one has sustained an injury or minor illness is ready to go!
Some new gadgets have arrived at Resus Andy HQ in the form of a AED trainer. AED or Automated External Defibrillators are springing up all over the place (shops, train stations, airports and gyms to name but a few) and are simple devices that can truly make the difference between life and death of someone in cardiac arrest. The skill is easy to learn and now Resus Andy - Life Support can offer this as part of a training package contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is a snippet of what is happening and what I've got planned now I'm settled. If you want to know more you're already in the right place resusandy.com
*R.O.S.C - Return of Spontaneous Circulation i.e. The heart has started to pump again without further need for chest compressions.