Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course

I have now completed the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course. The course takes 12 hours and is often run on two separate days, although sometimes it will be in shorter sessions over two, four or six weeks. It is an interesting course that includes different activities, films, discussions and even some fun and… Read More

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Why Men Who Know How To Save Lives Are More Attractive?

We see them all the time in movies and TV-shows, heroes always seem to have this kind of appeal, even if they are not necessarily physically attractive, there is still that kind of thing about them, this irresistible appeal that naturally seeps into our brains once we witness them saving an animal or a victimised… Read More

Essentials Oils is Not Just For Aroma, It Cleanses Our Bodies too

Essential Oils are all the rage lately and for good reason. Essential oils are natural and unlike synthetic fragrances which can have harmful effects on your health and the health of your family, they can actually clean and refresh the air in your home while leaving an unbeatable scent that can calm, centre, or energise… Read More

Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider

The Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) course teaches in depth skills for providing first aid to people who may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. The Armed Forces MHFA course is delivered by MHFA England, a community interest company working to increase mental health awareness and skills across… Read More

Reviewing Buddy-aid Battlefield Pain Management in the French Military Medical Service

Research Paper Title Buddy-aid battlefield pain management Background As members of the French Military Medical Service currently involved in the management of combat casualties in austere settings, the researchers read with great interest the study by Benov et al reviewing all cases of point of injury (POI) pain treatment documented in the Israeli Defense Force… Read More

Training & Cognitive Bias: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Training Induces Cognitive Bias: The Case of a Simulation-Based Emergency Airway Curriculum. Introduction Training-induced cognitive bias may affect performance. Using a simulation-based emergency airway curriculum, we tested the hypothesis that curriculum design would induce bias and affect decision making. Methods Twenty-three novice anesthesiology residents were randomized into 2 groups. The primary outcome measure was the initiation… Read More