Infection Management and the Importance of Hand Washing

Washing your hands is an excellent way to prevent many types of illnesses. A simple wash, using running water and soap, is a highly effective and accessible kind of infection management. Studies show that handwashing can prevent most food-borne illnesses and respiratory infections. Tips for Proper Hand Washing Avoid rushing: Many people think that a […]

How to Use a Defibrillator Correctly

Finding yourself in a situation where you have to use a defibrillator can be daunting. The good thing is that these machines are easy to use, even for people without medical training. Defibrillator machines provide spoken step-by-step instructions, so as long as you follow their dictated process, you won’t have any difficulties. That being said, […]

CPR Saves Lives Around the Pool

The recent data released by Australia’s leading water safety and drowning prevention organisation noted that there were 33 cases of swimming pool drownings over the last year. While the report showed an overall reduction in drowning deaths in the country, it warned about people getting complacent regarding water safety.  One critical safety tool for a swimming […]