First Aid & Self-Care

How Do You Identify and Prevent Burnout?

Self care, exercise, regular rest and eating well are all strategies to help ensure you don’t experience a burnout. It

First aid for bites and stings: Snakes

Australia is home to some of the most venomous creatures in the world. Snakes, spiders, jellyfish and molluscs, such as

First aid for bites and stings: Spiders

Only 2 Australian spiders, the redback and the funnel-web, pose a threat to human life.  Medical treatment is usually not

First aid for bites and stings: Stonefish and other stinging fish

Stonefish and other stinging fish There are some fish, such as Stonefish and Bullrout, that can sting when accidentally trodden

First aid for bites and stings: Blue-ringed octopus

Blue-ringed octopuses, often found in rockpools, inhabit all Australian coastal waters. Can be fatal. First aid for blue-ringed octopus bites includes

First aid for bites and stings: Cone snail

Living in shallow reef waters, these conical shells contain a snail which kills its prey with venom. The venom of

First aid for bites and stings: Marine bites and stings

The coastline of Australia, particularly the tropics, holds some perils for the unwary. Box jellyfish or sea wasp (Chironex fleckeri),

First aid: Information on pressure immobilisation first aid

Pressure immobilisation first aid for venomous bites and stings was developed in Australia in the 1970s by Professor Struan Sutherland,

What are the symptoms and common causes of sunburn?

Sunburn is literally a burn to the skin from the sun, however, it occurs more slowly than other types of

How Do You Stop A Nose Bleed? Dr. Norman Swan

If your nose nose bleed is not stopping, you need to get seen fairly urgently so that it can be

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