is among the leading countries when it comes to allergy rates. Recent research
shows that about one in ten infants in the country experience some kind of food
allergy. Allergic reactions to foods are common and typically include eggs,
nuts, seafood, cow’s milk, soy, and wheat. Additionally, allergic reactions
(anaphylaxis) can occur as a result of insect stings or bites, drugs, and other
all these food allergies being common, most physicians recommend carrying an
epi-pen for use during an allergic reaction.
epi-pen helps to …
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 rapid
splash of water on their hands is enough to eliminate germs. However, you must
take at least 20 seconds, washing your hands thoroughly under running water.Soap …
Being first on the scene of a car accident is not a situation anybody wants to find themselves in, but we all must know how to respond in case we ever are. Knowing what to do if an accident occurs can be the difference between life and death for the people involved. To ensure that you are prepared if you ever find yourself in this situation, we’ve put together a list of exactly what you should do if …
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, a situation requiring the use of a defibrillator will be stressful, and you may not be able to think clearly under pressure. This guide puts together several steps so …
A first aid kit is essential during emergency
treatment, but sometimes this is forgotten when packing your luggage. As the
contents in a first aid kit will vary depending on the intended use, the below
first aid checklist will have you covered when going on holiday.
Here are some of the essential first aid kit must haves for travel.
Pain medication is available as effervescent or
chewable tablets, syrup, and capsules. Paracetamol is the most …
The holiday season can be both delightful and
stressful simultaneously. There are parties to host, presents to buy, as well
as delicious foods to make. Other Aussies may be driving across the interstate
to visit friends and families for Christmas.
Even though the holidays are a time for relaxation
and celebration, it is also when injuries and accidents can significantly
increase. We have compiled a few safety tips below so that you can stay safe
during this holiday season whether you will be travelling or at home. …
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 pool is CPR or
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR refers to a medical technique where the
administrator tries to improve an individual’s oxygen intake using mouth
breaths and chest …
Even with comprehensive workplace safety plans in
place, accidents may still happen. Besides steps to prevent unexpected injuries
arising at work, well-stocked workplace first aid kits are a key priority for
every job site. Below is an overview of the essential components for your first
aid kit at work.
Assess your Needs
First of all, it is critical to acknowledge that
each job site is unique. Depending on what kind of work is being carried out,
every work site …
Applying quick first aid at the workplace can make
a huge difference in ensuring your employee’s health and safety. This is especially
important in work places where workers are exposed to toxic and corrosive
materials such as in the construction industry.
Adequate supplies and first aid training must be
readily available to all workers in case of emergency, especially when the work
environment is high-risk. Workplace first aid kits are all about providing your
employees with readily accessible, prompt and hands-on treatment. Below are
Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether you’re at home,
work, or in public, there is always the potential for a severe medical
situation, like a stroke, heart attack, or a broken bone.
Unfortunately, medical personnel usually can’t respond to these
emergencies right away. In these situations, having first aid experience could
help you save a life. But there are also other benefits to taking first aid
classes that you may not have recognised.
If you’ve been considering …