Tag: medical

Advance care planning for travellers.

  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 […]

Snakebite first aid.

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 […]

Responding to cardiac arrest!

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 […]

Baby won’t settle? Check for this potential emergency.

This quick check only takes a couple of seconds and may prevent a medical emergency in your child. Let’s say your baby has become increasingly irritable and unsettled over the last hour. They are now […]

Giving paracetamol to your kids for fevers. The facts.

  So you are away travelling and your child develops a fever. They seem otherwise OK and are still running around like crazy. But you are concerned that they might be getting sick. Should you […]

Why medical teams WALK to an emergency.

One of the responsibilities of the Emergency Department where I used to work was to attend medical emergencies (or ‘codes’) elsewhere in the hospital. We would dispatch a medical emergency team (known as a MET […]