First Aid Archive

The Power of you

Do you wish you could change the world? Don’t we all!  Gandhi said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do”   Here, […]

Free First Aid app

Free First Aid App

Irish Red Cross free First Aid app Do you know to stop a common nose bleed? Do you, pinch the nose? If so, the bony or soft part?  Should you tilt your head forward or back? For situations like a nose bleed, help is close at hand.   The award winning Irish Red Cross First […]

Off Duty Volunteer Saves Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest

cormac mcginn

My name is Cormac and as well as being a student at Dublin City University and working part time on a restaurant, I am a volunteer with the Irish Red Cross in Carlingford-Omeath. As a volunteer I have trained in first aid, learning multiple ways to treat injuries and save lives. You never know when […]

The Disaster Resilience Journal: 42 days of incredible resilience stories

The Irish Red Cross is proud to be a part of the Disaster Resilience Journal project. Improving awareness of communities around the world who are adapting in the face of climate change, disease, displacement and disasters. The Disaster Resilience Journal explores how our changing world, and its changing climate, affects our lives. Stories in the […]

“I’ll take care of it Dad. We are trained”

6 year old Elijah knew what to do when his sister suffered a heavy nosebleed.

6 year old Elijah knew what to do when his sister suffered a heavy nosebleed.

Proud Dad Tom shares his story of when his 6 year old son stepped in to treat his little sister’s nose bleed.

Dalkey’s Life Saving Community

Andrew Patton, a 23 year old Irish Red Cross volunteer and medical student, has spearheaded a life saving community project by setting up the Dalkey Community First Responders.

As well as setting up life-saving community groups, Andrew helps promote first aid as local Irish Red Cross mascot the First Aid Fox.

Andrew Patton, a 23 year old Irish Red Cross volunteer and medical student, has spearheaded a life saving community project by setting up the Dalkey Community First Responders. A Community First Responder is a volunteer trained in basic life support and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) who assists the ambulance service by […]

Irish Volunteers’ Duties Take Them Across the Irish Sea

Irish Red Cross volunteers, John and Ray at Ysbyty Gwynedd, bangor, North Wales

Two Clonakilty volunteers embarked on a roundtrip of more than 500 miles to help a patient. John O’Carroll and Ray Lyons drove from Clonakilty, county Cork, to Bangor, North Wales, to bring home a patient who had suffered a stroke whilst on holiday. The patient, a Welsh man in his 50’s, suffered a stroke whilst […]

Transforming Prisoners Lives

IRC Prisons Images and Text 150dpi

In Ireland’s 14 prisons, special-status Irish Red Cross volunteers* use the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to change the lives of troubled men and women, transform prison culture, reduce violence and improve the physical and psychological health of inmates. They are part of an award winning Irish Red Cross prison […]

Avoid Slips, trips and Falls at work

Irish Red Cross Safety tips + workplace

Across all industries in Ireland, injuries relating to slip, trip and fall incidents are the second most common. Take three steps towards preventing falls… 1. Let There Be Light Where possible ensure that there is adequate natural light in the workplace. Sufficient artificial light should be provided everywhere else. 2. Sign Language Put a sign […]

How to Help Someone Experiencing a Panic Attack

How to Help Someone Experiencing a Panic Attack

A panic attack is a sudden bout of extreme anxiety. Someone experiencing a panic attack might feel severe physical symptoms, such as hyperventilation and palpitations ( a feeling of abnormal or fast heart rate), as well as being distressed. Panic attacks can occur for nor obvious cause or in situations that are not normally stressful.  […]