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Stinging Insects

Many insects such as bees and wasps may sting when agitated or in defence of their ne....st or territories. While wasps can sting repeatedly the stinger of a honey bee detaches f
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 veno… http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/stinging-insects/

Understanding the Impact of Bystander Response for Trauma

Anyone who has taken a CPR class has heard of the ........ldquo........chain of survival............rdquo........ a mnemonic device that helps students remember all the steps necessary to help improve
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 no… http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/understanding-the-impact-of-bystander-response-for-trauma/

THINK FAST - STROKE AWARENESS

Stroke is the 3rd largest killer in New Zealand killing........nbsp........around 2500 people every year. Around one person every hour in New Zealand suffers from a
Stroke is the 3rd largest killer in New Zealand killing around 2500 people every year. Around one person every hour in New Zealand suffers from a stroke a quarter of which occur in people under 65 years of age. http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/think-fast-stroke-awareness/

EMERGENCY CARE AND KIDS: NOSEBLEEDS AND INJURED TEETH

With the winter season underway let........rsquo........s take a quick look at two common childhood medical emergencies we might encounter on the ....playground or at a child
With the winter season underway let’s take a quick look at two common childhood medical emergencies we might encounter on the playground or at a child’s sporting event http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/emergency-care-and-kids-nosebleeds-and-injured-teeth/

Severe Allergic Reaction

........nbsp............nbsp........ A severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis........ is an extreme response of the body........s immune system to something it is sensitive to. There are common things that can initiate
A severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, is an extreme response of the body's immune system to someting it is sensitive to http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/severe-allergic-reaction/

Asthma

Asthma is a medical condition in which certain things can trigger a physical reaction.... in the lungs and make it difficult for a person to breathe. In New Zealand Asthma and res
Asthma is a medical condition in which certain things can trigger a physical reaction in the lungs and make it difficult for a person to breathe. In New Zealand Asthma and respiratory disease is the 3rd leading cause of death. Asthma affects 1 in 7 childr… http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/asthma/

Emergency Care for concussion

What Is a Concussion........ A concussion is a brain injury that generally results in less immediate or obvious sig....ns. Most concussions are temporary and resolve naturally
Today’s blog post reviews the signs that a head injury may be a concussion and what the first aid provider can do to help. Concussion is a serious head injury and can affect up to 35,000 New Zealanders every year. Not surprisingly many concussions are sp… http://www.medicfirstaid.co.nz/blog/emergency-care-for-concussion/

Our Latest Blog Posts

Jul
09
This month we want to focus on using an AED. Each year thousands of New Zealanders experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, whether it be at home, at the shopping centre, or out in public, which means that you may be the determining factor in saving someone’s life. Fortunately, in this day and age we have the use of AED’s which are available in a lot of public places. All you need to do is find the location of an AED, turn it on and follow the instructions when prompted. Find your closest available AED’s by clicking here .
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Jun
11
There are many New Zealanders living with underlying heart conditions and living with permanent disability because of the lack of awareness of heart attack warning signs and not knowing when to seek medical attention. If you, or even someone you know has experienced a heart attack, this doesn’t mean they are safe from having another one, and symptoms may not be the same as the last. Remember Minutes Matter, so it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with signs and symptoms and knowing when to seek urgent medical attention. We at Medic First Aid we want to teach you how to recognise and attend to someone who may be experiencing a heart attack right in front of you. We want you to be confident enough to be able to help that person and to perform CPR if needed.
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Mar
30
A scary moment that far too many parents know: seeing their child on the verge of swallowing something poisonous or, even more frightening, right after the child has already done so. Today’s post looks at the emergency care steps to take in an ingested poisoning incident.
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Oct
10
In recognition of Emergency Nurses Week, October 7-13, 2018, today’s blog post looks at the vital role these highly trained professionals play in responding to medical emergencies.
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Sep
03
This blog is intended to provide us all with a chance to appreciate the unsung heroes who serve our communities answering and dispatching 111 calls. These call takers work in stressful environments and are often verbally abused by those making 111 calls the very people they are trying to help. Despite this they get up each day and go to work so that they are there to answer the phone when we need them the most. They along with the bystander providing first aid at the scene are an integral part of the chain of survival required to save a life.
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Aug
31
Safety & First Aid
With longer days and warmer weather just around the corner, many of us are thinking about spending more time working outdoors on our gardens and lawns. Before you grab the edge-trimmer or load up the wheelbarrow, take a moment to ensure you’re following some best practices for safe yard work. Here are some helpful tips to remind homeowners that now is the time to make sure your equipment is ready to go:
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