ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRST AID

Can you identify these 12 dangerous snakes?

2015-03-11 15:21

Snakes could be slithering around close to your home in the wake of the Cape fires. Snake expert Arno Naude speaks to Health24 about snakes you should know about.

Why you shouldn't panic when a snake bites you

2015-02-24 10:26

It is important not to panic after being bitten by a snake – speeding to get to a hospital might be more dangerous than the snakebite.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Spiders and spider bites

2012-02-16 10:14

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

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.

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 skill: Save a life on the road

2015-02-26 12:43

Any driver who knows basic first-aid will be able to help a fellow road-user in an emergency - you could even save a life...

Choking

2014-09-19 13:40

Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway.

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.

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

Preventing and treating burn wounds

2012-11-28 10:22

The unthinkable can happen so quickly. Here's how to handle it if your child has an accident. 

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.

The essential home first aid kit

2008-01-16 00:00

Every household should have a well-stocked first aid kit. Here's what you should pack into yours.

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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