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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...

  DURING a bushfire, if someone gets burnt, follow these First Aid tips on what to do: Stop the burning process. Cool the area with water. Assess airway and breathing immediately. Wherever possible remove jewellery, watches and clothing from the burnt area. DO NOT-peel off clothing...

Blood-sucking ticks can end up feasting in some pretty awkward spots — from your ear canal to your eyeball, not to mention your groin! You'll come across these tiny parasites — a type of arachnid related to mites — in many parts of Australia, particularly along...

Primary school teachers have been credited with saving the life of a student who was bitten by one of the world's deadliest snakes. In October this year, 12-year-old Deakin Hawke was attacked by a brown snake during a Grade Six camp in Canberra. Paramedics say If it...