Our Latest Blog Posts
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.
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?