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Who knew a flu could close all pubs, isolate over 100 million Europeans and cripple the economy? Taking thousands of lives, the COVID-19 challenge is changing the world in ways that call for calm, caution and camaraderie. Viral visitor COVID-19 is a new coronavirus, a group of...

When a body part is partially or completely amputated, quick first aid action is required to help ensure the best possible repair. Tissue can be preserved for up to 18 hours if properly cared for; however, reattachment has the best chance of being successful if...

A febrile convulsion is a fit or seizure as a result of a fever (high temperature) and is very common in babies and young children.Unfortunately, many parents and carers know relatively little about this condition despite it affecting around one-third of all children. Febrile Convulsion Facts Although...

ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.7 - First Aid Management of a Crushed Victim SUMMARY Who does this guideline apply to? This guideline applies to adults, adolescents and children. Who is the audience for this guideline? This guideline is for bystanders, first aiders and first aid providers. Recommendations The Australian and New...

Most people know what CPR is, but are you ready to perform CPR in an emergency? Understandably, needing to perform CPR in an emergency can be very daunting. But CPR is neither difficult to learn nor perform. Many who have been in that situation will tell you that...

Why use a spacer? Clinical studies have shown that by adding a spacer to a pressurised metered dose inhaler, drug delivery to the lungs can be improved by 40% to 60% . For this reason you should always a spacer in conjunction with your puffer for both your daily preventer medication...

Shock is a critical condition brought on by the sudden drop in blood flow through the body. Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in shock, his or her...