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Feb
21
Safety & First Aid
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone, at any time. Even someone in the prime of their life and who has no prior health conditions that would suggest the likelihood of an SCA event.
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Jan
31
Heat related problems occur when a body's normal temperature reducing mechanisms get overwhelmed and become inefficient or stop working. This is especially true during vigorous outdoor physical activity or work throughout our New Zealand summer where we are experiencing higher than normal temperatures.
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Jan
21
First Aid
Many insects such as bees and wasps may sting when agitated or in defence of their nest or territories. While wasps can sting repeatedly the stinger of a honey bee detaches from its body and can remain embedded in the skin, and continues to inject venom.
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Jan
13
Statistically drowning annually is our third highest cause of unintentional death.
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Dec
05
First Aid
Anyone who has taken a CPR class has heard of the “chain of survival,” a mnemonic device that helps students remember all the steps necessary to help improve the chances for survival for a victim of cardiac arrest. But what about improving outcomes for non-cardiac emergencies? What does the chain metaphor reveal when applied to other types of medical emergencies?
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Oct
30
Safety & First Aid
Halloween can be a fun time for kids but before you send your little ghouls and goblins out on Halloween night, be sure they're prepared for a safe and fun evening.
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