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Emma Hammett

About Emma Hammett

Emma is a qualified nurse and award-winning first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience. Emma is the Founder of the multi-award-winning First Aid for Life and Onlinefirstaid.com. She has published multiple books and is an acknowledged First Aid expert and authority on accident prevention, health and first aid. Emma writes for numerous online and print publications and regularly features in the press, on the radio and on TV. Emma's initial motivation for First Aid for Life came about when nursing and in particular when working in the Burns unit. Emma was looking after a little boy who was badly scalded and needed skin grafts – his mum had panicked when the accident happened and had not known what to do. Had his mother immediately run the injury under cool running water, he may not even have needed medical treatment. Emma was desperate to empower more people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help in a medical emergency and started First Aid for Life. Emma's mission and the goal of www.firstaidforlife.org.uk is to make it as easy as possible for people to access first aid skills, removing barriers to learning; such as time, money and geography and consequently train more people and save lives. Her books, online courses, free resources and frequent press appearances raise awareness of the importance of first aid and ensure these skills become accessible to more people.

When to call an ambulance:

17Oct

The NHS is struggling to cope. It has stretched funds and increasing demand, and the UK’s ambulance service and Accident and Emergency Departments need your help to avoid total overload. The national target for an ambulance is 8 minutes, but … Continue reading