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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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: