Each year in Australia there are some 3,000 reported snakebites. Of these 500 require hospital admission, of those 1 in 20 actually require administration of anti venom. Each year there are around 2 fatalities. Snakebite first aid: Most Australians are familiar with the first aid response to snakebites. But here is a quick recap. … Continue reading First aid management of SNAKEBITE.
One of the most important documents you own is an Advance Care Plan. Only...most of us don't. 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 unwell to the point where they can no longer communicate, and … Continue reading Advance Care Planning.
My name is Ian Miller. I have recently retired after 35 years working as a nurse in a busy Emergency Department in Canberra Australia. During that time I have seen a lot of people moving through the health system and not really understanding what is happening to them. Or feeling that they are not given … Continue reading Welcome to SICKMAPS