Concussion

what is a concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a knock to the head, often seen in some contact sports, motor vehicle accidents and fights; but concussions may also be caused by something as simple as a fall, or hitting your head in the playground.

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Burns – Chemical Burns Treatment

chemical burn treatment

Remove the chemical by removing the affected clothing

Remove all jewelry as liquids can be trapped under rings and watches (Do not remove anything that is embedded in the burn)

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Leg Fracture

broken femur

Some fractures are very obvious, especially those involving deformity, but other are very difficult to diagnose without an ex-ray.

In some of the smaller breaks it can be very difficult to distinguish

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Knee Cap Dislocation

knee subluxation

The patella sits in the patellofemoral groove on the front of the knee joint and glides within this groove when you bend or straighten the leg. A blow to the knee or sudden changes in direction can force the patella out of this groove

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Signs Your Bandage is Too Tight

compression bandage

Bandaging is a very simple first aid technique which can be life saving when done correctly, but it is a common mistake to bandage too tightly affecting the blood circulation to the injured area.

 

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Cold Treatment

cold tretment

Used as soon as possible after an injury such as a sprain or strain Ice (cold) is excellent for relieving pain, reducing swelling and promoting faster healing. Put it in an esky and take it with you to your next event

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First Aid – A Quick History

modern first aid

First Aid has been around as long as humans have been at war. From ancient hieroglyphics we know that the Egyptians not only used bandages in the mummification process but used them to dress battle wounds also.

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Battery Ingestion

battery ingestion

Battery ingestion is becoming a real danger. As technology increases all of our gadgets are becoming smaller and more powerful. Batteries are no exception. Batteries are small, coin or pill shaped, and may contain very dangerous heavy metals

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Gastroenteritis

gastroenteritis

Causes: Food or water contaminated by bacteria or parasites, viruses and medication side effects. Young children may get gastroenteritis when introduced to new foods. Breast fed children may react to a change in the mother’s diet.

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