ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRST AID

'Deadly' trampolines

2014-12-15 09:16

UK study claims half the ER visits from kids result from trampoline injuries.

Boy dies fleeing bee

2014-09-23 09:32

Boy loses footing in bee escape bid and plunges to his death.

Advert shocks movie audience

2013-09-17 12:01

Spine-chilling first aid commercial leaves moviegoers shocked.

What to do in an emergency

2013-02-26 15:14

Calling emergency services for your child.

Scorpions and scorpion stings

2012-02-20 11:14

What to do when you and your child encounter a scorpion.

Travel first aid kit

2010-09-22 11:15

Know which emergency items to pack.

Cuts

2009-05-21 12:54

Most minor cuts can be treated at home but what should you do if the cut is more severe?

First aid for cuts

2005-06-29 00:00

What should you do if you have a cut? And where are stitches necessary?

How to save a choking child

2014-01-24 09:56

Choking is a terrifying situation - even more so for children. This infographic shows you exactly what to do to help a child.

Short paramedic courses under fire

2013-05-20 11:45

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has proposed that all short course paramedic qualifications be closed, says report

 

Mom tries to comfort her kids as they burn to death

2014-12-12 11:09

Two boys die in mobile home fire while desperate mom tells them she loves them.

7-year-old boy dies in petrol ‘prank’

2014-04-23 11:10

Scottish boy dies after allegedly being doused in petrol and set alight by friends.

Chilling ‘save the boy’ ad

2013-09-16 15:48

Ad showing a father trying to save his son’s life promotes first aid.

Blue bottles and blue bottle stings

2012-02-21 15:41

Prevention and treatment of blue bottle stings.

Spiders and spider bites

2012-02-16 10:14

Do you know how to spot a dangerous spider? Learn how to protect your family.

Make CPR matter

2009-05-28 14:13

These changes in CPR methods may improve survival rates.

First aid for diabetics

2010-02-05 00:00

There are two types of crises diabetics could have, both of which can result in a coma if no action is taken.

How to create an armsling

2013-09-19 10:07

Most parents agree that it comes in handy to know a bit of first aid. When an arm is fractured, for example, a sling can help to immobilise it. This will reduce both pain and the risk of further injury.

10 real emergencies

2010-06-07 00:00

Every person has crises at some stage of their lives. It is unavoidable, no matter how careful or how organised we are, that things will go wrong at some stage.

First-aid tips for cuts, scrapes and wounds

2013-05-03 14:08

Proper treatment administered quickly can prevent infection and promote healing, experts say. Here's how.

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