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First Aid & Safety
When people are injured or suddenly fall ill, the scene around them is often chaotic. Concerned bystanders, family members and emergency services personnel are all reacting and responding to the incident simultaneously, and the incident scene itself may pose dangers. An emergency care provider knows to put his or her own safety first, even before the safety of an ill or injured person.
CPR & AED
A well-coordinated team approach with defined roles is just as important as high-quality skills for high-performance CPR. What goes into making a successful emergency team for an improved response to a sudden cardiac arrest incident?
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.
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.
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.
Statistically drowning annually is our third highest cause of unintentional death.