ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRST AID

On the road: travel safety tips

2014-04-18 05:00

Here are some smart travel tips to make your journey a safer, more pleasant experience.

Spiders and spider bites

2014-02-17 08:52

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

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How to save a choking child

2014-01-13 14:21

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

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Advert shocks movie audience

2013-09-17 12:01

Spine-chilling first aid commercial leaves moviegoers shocked.

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

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.

16 weird body facts

2011-12-05 16:05

Here are some truly bizarre facts about the human body.

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.

Make CPR matter

2009-05-28 14:13

These changes in CPR methods may improve survival rates.

The essential home first aid kit

2008-01-16 00:00

Every household should have a well-stocked first aid kit. You can buy one from organisations such as St John’s Ambulance, or you can make up your own.

First aid for emergencies

2007-02-27 00:00

A basic knowledge of first aid will ensure you are prepared to handle an emergency until the “first responders” arrive.

 

Travel first aid kit

2014-04-04 10:04

Know which emergency items to pack.

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.

How to handle a child's seizure

2013-11-18 09:17

Watching a child have an epileptic seizure can be scary. Here is what to do if it happens.

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.

Chilling ‘save the boy’ ad

2013-09-16 15:48

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

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.

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.

Travel first aid kit

2010-09-22 11:15

Know which emergency items to pack.

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.

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?

On the road: travel safety tips

2007-12-18 00:00

Here are some smart travel tips to make your journey a safer, more pleasant experience.

First aid for cuts

2005-06-29 00:00

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

 
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