Making a triple zero (000) call for an ambulance is usually going to be a stressful and difficult experience. Taking a little time now to read about what happens when you make the call might make a big difference if you actually need to do it. I'm not sure if I should call an ambulance … Continue reading How to call an ambulance!
There are several different types of crutches (including elbow crutches and gutter crutches) but by far the most common is the Axillary crutch. The Axillary crutch is used following acute, short-term injuries and comes in both aluminium and wooden varieties that are adjustable in height and have a movable handgrip. Correct fit adjustments:To set the … Continue reading How to use crutches.
William is a 68 year old man who has just died in hospital. He could be your friend. He could be your spouse. He could be a close family member. This is the story of what will happen to William next. Immediately after William has died. William's death might be expected: he has been receiving … Continue reading What happens after you die in hospital?
You have been asked to provide a mid stream urine specimen and want to know how to do this (and why it needs to be mid stream).Mid steam urine collection is used to diagnose a bladder or urinary tract infection. Urine does not normally contain any significant numbers of micro-organisms. However, it can become contaminated … Continue reading What is a MID STREAM URINE collection?
The simple act of swallowing medications can be a real problem for many of us. Here are two tips to try and make pill or capsule swallowing a little easier. They are based on the results of a study of 151 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85 who were asked to swallow 16 … Continue reading Difficulty swallowing pills? Try these two methods.