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AMBULANCES AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA

AMBULANCES AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA

In a life-or-death situation, all you hear is sirens. The sound of saving your loved ones’ life. Although in such a situation, you would be willing to do anything to save your loved ones’ life, should there be no ambulance available… your options are limited, and due...
WILL I BREAK RIBS GIVING CPR?

WILL I BREAK RIBS GIVING CPR?

Frequently asked and frequently misunderstood, but does CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) break ribs? In short: yes and no. During CPR training we often get asked this exact question. CPR training is done in our first aid courses (including first aid level 1, level...
FIRST AID KIT CONTENTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

FIRST AID KIT CONTENTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

First aid kit contents include a basic list of requirements for every first aid kit, however alongside those, industry/individual specific items can be added, examples include, but are not limited to, Burnshield, space/rescue blanket and eye rinse. According to the...
6 WAYS TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE & SOUND WHILE PLAYING

6 WAYS TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE & SOUND WHILE PLAYING

We were all once children: playing was our priority, and safety or the possibility of injury was what our superiors were trying to explain as we ran away to hang upside down on the monkey bars. As children do not prioritize their own safety, it’s our responsibility to...
COVID-19: All You Need To Know

COVID-19: All You Need To Know

The current COVID-19 outbreak is continually evolving. Comparisons have been drawn to influenza. Both cause respiratory disease, yet there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health...
Sugar Water & Shock Don’t Mix

Sugar Water & Shock Don’t Mix

I can remember from when I was a youngster that if anything bad happened, a car crash, fall or a broken arm you always were offered some sugar water, with the statement “this will help with the shock”.  This idea that sugar water is an integral treatment for shock has...