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 one so long ago you don't feel confident you can remember what to do). You are at a shopping centre, or backing your caravan into a … Continue reading Cardiac arrest. Do you know what to do?
Whether you are admitted to a hospital, or seeking the medical attention from a community health service, there are times when personal or social difficulties are all tangled up with your actual health issue. Sometimes those issues may seem overwhelming and seemingly unsolvable. Sure. But these other things aren’t ‘health’ issues are they?Absolutely they are. … Continue reading Roles: Social Worker.
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 would not even see. I … Continue reading Improving awareness of public defibrillators with FIBBO!
One misnomer I used to hear all the time whilst working in the Emergency Department is the statement: "It's not broken....the doctor told me it was just a fracture." This misperception that a fracture is something other (and less serious) than a broken bone seems to be a not un-common perception in the general community. … Continue reading It’s not broken, it’s just fractured.