Posted on: Thursday 19th July 2012
To support National First Aid Awareness Week, St Andrew's First Aid is giving away FREE TRAVEL FIRST AID KITS
. National First Aid Awareness Week is a partnership initiative involving: St John Ambulance, British Red Cross and St Andrew's First Aid (collectively known as FAS) in association with publishers DK. This year the focus for the week is on how we can help everyone feel as prepared as possible to cope with medical situations that may arise on holiday and people can register for their free pack here.PLEASE NOTE: The free kits have been very popular and we have unfortunately used our initial stock. Please check back soon when more will be available.
"St Andrew's First Aid has created the travel pack to treat minor injuries that may be sustained whilst on a holiday," said Mary McLuskey, managing director of St Andrew's First Aid. "It contains the basic essential items required when travelling and the waterproof pack can fit easily into a rucksack, bag or suitcase.
"The National First Aid Awareness Week partnership has also created a very handy First Aid leaflet
with advice on dealing with some of the most common medical problems you may face on your holidays. This can be downloaded and printed out and will fit easily into the travel first aid kit. We hope the packs will make people feel a little more prepared before they rush to go on their holiday."
In a recent survey2
, it was found that 1 in 3 holiday makers would feel more prepared when abroad if they had a basic knowledge of First Aid. As a result a First Aid leaflet has been put together with advice on dealing with some of the most common medical problems that holiday makers face from heat stroke to insect stings. Ideal for putting in your bag or adding to your 'Dropbox' folder, you can download a copy now at www.dk.com/firstaid
The First Aid Societies said: "Having a basic knowledge of first aid and having the confidence to help others, especially if you're travelling with children, could mean that you avoid seeking out medical attention whilst on holiday, leaving you more time to enjoy yourself. Many accidents or illnesses that occur whilst on holiday can be easily treated yourself if you have the skills and knowledge, so having a reference guide such the First Aid Abroad leaflet or indeed our First Aid Manual would be well worth the space in your case."
1. The Travel First Aid Packs are subject to availability. Please be aware, that due to limited number, we cannot send more than one kit per person and we are unable to deliver overseas. The decision to provide a free kit is at the discretion of St Andrew's First Aid and the offer can close at any point.
2. YouGov Plc. survey conducted on behalf of St John Ambulance, St Andrew's First Aid, British Red Cross and DK, 2012.