Let's Walk in Pendle

Treating Injuries                        First Aid advice provided by the

                                                                                                          British Red Cross

Heart Attack

  • Call 999/112
  • Sit them down leaning against a tree or the legs or back of another walker.
  • Offer them an aspirin (300mg) to chew slowly.
  • Give constant reassurance and prepare to resuscitate if necessary.
  • Immobilise the injured part.
  • Try to support the injury with items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.
  • As soon as possible call 999/112.
  • For upper arm injuries encourage them to support the limb with their hand.


  • Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood.
  • As soon as possible call 999/112.
  • Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.


  • Treat the cause
  • Help them to lie down. Raise and support the legs.
  • Reassure them. Do not give them anything to eat or drink.
  • Call 999/112 and prepare to resuscitate if necessary.

Sprains and strains

  • Rest the injured part.
  • Ice -the best thing is ice but failing that use a cold wet cloth.
  • Comfortably support.
  • Elevate the injured part.


  • Call 999/112.
  • Your aim is to warm them up gradually.
  • Take them to a sheltered place, remove and replace any wet clothing.
  • Wrap them in an emergency blanket or use any other insulating material; dry leaves, heather, remember to cover their head and to put insulating items underneath them.
  • Give warm energy drinks and high energy foods.

Heat exhaustion

  • Call 999/112.
  • Help them to a cool place in the shade, get them to lie down and raise their legs.
  • Give water in small amounts frequently until they recover

Remember it is better to do something than nothing.

Pendle First Aid Services provide advice and first aid cover for any event.

Contact: http://pendle-first-aid-services.business.site/

email: pendlefirstaidservices@outlook.com


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