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4 First Aid Steps Towards Emergency Preparedness

The importance of preparing ourselves for emergencies is universal. Disasters, illnesses, and other emergencies can happen to anyone regardless of

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: 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,

First aid for bites and stings: Paralysis tick

The Australian paralysis tick secretes a nerve toxin in its saliva. The tick may not be noticed until a search


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How to: Perform CPR – Dr Norman Swan

Hi, I’m Norman Swan. People often ask me about CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, because they’ve got an aversion to giving mouth-to-mouth

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