There is a popular kids travel game where you call out “SPOTTO!” every time you see a yellow car. A while back I spent some time with my nephew and niece who were right into it, and it amazed me how good they were at spotting yellow cars that I did not even see. I … Continue reading FIBBO! and maybe save a life.
There is this saying that everyone dies twice. The first time is when your physical body dies. The second time, is when your name is mentioned for the very last time. I sort of get the same feeling about my own retirement from nursing. A little death of sorts to be sure as any retired … Continue reading Goodbye NursePath.com.
One of the most important pieces of paper you should carry with you when travelling is an Advance Care Document, yet very few of us do. Having worked for the last 35 years as an emergency department nurse, one frustrating situation we experience over and over again is when a person becomes seriously … Continue reading Advance care planning for travellers.
Yesterday we took a short afternoon amble down 'Canyon Walk' along the banks of the Ovens river. We had been advised by locals to take care as snakes were fairly active right now and walkers had reported seeing several warming themselves on the paths in recent days. Sure enough, 10 minutes into our walk Kelly … Continue reading Snakebite first aid.
The picture shows Juno looking on concernedly as Kelly applies an ice pack to her wrist and some Gin & Tonic to her pride. We were just closing up Ripleys blinds for the night Kelly was leaning waaaaay forward to reach the side window at the very moment I cracked a particularly hilarious joke. … Continue reading The perils of life in a campervan.
Q. Do you have what it takes to respond to a cardiac arrest? A. Yes you do. Even if you have never done a life support course (or done it so long ago you dont feel confident you can remember what to do). You are at a shopping centre, or backing your caravan into a … Continue reading Responding to cardiac arrest!