If available, seek assistance from a lifeguard as they are qualified First Aiders As soon as possible submerge the area which has been stung, invariably the foot, into water as hot as you can withstand, this increases the blood flow which assists natural cleaning and healing, the heat also helps to breakdown the proteins of the venom, it's always advisable to seek medical help. To avoid scalding, place the affected area in unheated water first and then add hot water until the appropriate temperature is achieved. Maintain this temperature. Keep affected area submerged until pain starts to subside. This can [...]
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Cork City Community First Responders are starting off a series of talks with guest speakers. They are delighted to announce that their first speaker will be Emergency Department Nurse Manager of 8 years; Clodagh Harrington. Clodagh Specialised in Emergency Care and has spent 19 years with the Order of Malta, Carrigaline and is also actively involved in her local First Responder Group in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Clodagh promises to deliver some very good advice on Substance Abuse which includes drugs and alcohol and a very interesting night will be assured. These talks are FREE to attend and to reserve your [...]
The second of six presentations around the country to Community First Responders by the National Ambulance Service to mark National Volunteering Week took place in Mallow, Co. Cork. The National Ambulance Service is recognising Community First Responders for their valuable volunteer work and commitment throughout the recent Covid 19 pandemic. This year the theme of National Volunteering Week is ‘Celebrate and Reconnect’. Brian Ferry, Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, congratulated all involved at last nights presentation in Mallow, Co. Cork. Groups from Mallow, North Cork, Cork City, Kerry and the Cork City Fire Brigade gathered last evening to accept awards for [...]
Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are always looking for more Puppy Fosterers at AADI AADI writes: Would you be the PAWfect fit? Check out Kipper's journey so far. Mammy Gina gave birth to Kipper and his 11 other siblings in December under the care of fantastic volunteer helpers Lynn and Michael. Since then, Kipper is now a pup in training, learning the tricks and trade of becoming an amazing Assistance Dog. If you feel you can help and be a PAWfect fit, call or message us today by clicking the link below. Source: AADI
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has had to turn to the NHS for help as it struggles to keep fresh blood stocks for hospitals EchoLive.ie writes: THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service is looking for blood donors to attend its clinics in Cork in the coming weeks to keep supplies for hospitals at a safe level. The service said that it is struggling to keep fresh blood stocks as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise around Ireland and that it has had to turn to the NHS in the UK three times in recent weeks for help. Shortly before St Patrick's [...]
Public are warned against dangers of batteries overheating while charging Dublin City Council writes: E-Scooters, e-bicycles and hoverboards are becoming a more regular sight on our streets a roads. They are a fantastic technology, however they do create their own Fire Safety risks. Have a read below how you can avoid a catastrophic fire. For road safety tips using these transport devices on the public road are available from the Road Safety Authority website www.rsa.ie Choosing and buying a model Buy from reputable retailer If you choose to buy online from an auction site or company which is unfamiliar to [...]
Public support is vital to Childrens' Hospital completion The Irish Examiner writes: Anticipation is building among parents of sick children living in Munster as a planning application edges forward for the long-awaited dedicated Children's Hospital at Cork University Hospital. While children are currently being housed in two former adult wards, momentum is building around plans for the €60m purpose-built 78-bed facility, to be located on the existing grounds of CUH. Hospital staff are going to phenomenal lengths to care for their young patients, but they are very aware of the urgent need to upgrade the facilities. Dr Dave Mullane, Clinical [...]
Generous northsiders dig deep to fund new life-saving defibrillator following appeal Cork BEO writes: The latest ones comes after an appeal by Impact' Our Community Matters who thanked everyone who helped and said they'll also be holding CPR courses over the next few weeks. A new defibrillator has been been installed on the northside thanks to the work of fundraising locals. The life-saving gadget has been put into the Holymount Estate after it was funded by northsiders who put their hands in their pockets to get it in. It's the second one to go into the Knocka/Holyhill area after one [...]
AN inspirational Cork couple has found a way to help families of children with special needs to triumph through their new business EchoLive writes: Keeks Accessibles Limited was founded by April and Rob Mullen who were inspired by their eldest son Kian. Kian was born with a rare genetic condition known as FOXG1, meaning he is non-verbal, non-mobile and tube-fed. The couple recently launched the Keeks website providing adaptive footwear and clothing for those with similar conditions to their seven-year-old son. There are many challenges involved in helping Kian live to the fullest, from sourcing equipment and clothing to the [...]
What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot produce or respond appropriately to insulin, a hormone that absorbs and uses glucose (sugar) as fuel for cells. The stats are staggering: Approximately 30 million Americans (9 percent) have diabetes and another 84 million Americans (26 percent) have pre-diabetes. Diabetes lowers life expectancy by up to 15 years, increases the risk of heart disease by 2 to 4 times, and is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. That might sound like a lot of bad news, but the important thing to remember: Your diabetes [...]