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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/

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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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Aug
28
Do you suffer from allergies? If so, you’re not alone, with estimates as high as 1 in 3 Kiwis suffering from all kinds of allergies (seasonal, environmental and contact) combined (1). Other sources approximate the number of hay fever sufferers to be about 20% of the total population of New Zealand (2).
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Jun
25
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.
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Feb
23
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?
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