Tag: first aid

Wound care

Skin wounds need to be cleaned and dressed.  Contrary to many myths, wounds that are kept moist heal better and faster than those exposed to the air. Protecting the wound…
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Snake bite

Snake bites most commonly happen to agricultural workers and children. Australia has some of the world’s deadliest snakes and they mainly live in rural and remote areas. During spring and…
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Shock – physical

Medical shock is caused by not having enough blood circulating around your body. Reduced blood pressure decreases the flow of oxygen to vital organs and, unless attended to, is a life-threatening…
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First aid kits

First aid kits are essential on farms. Life on a farm comes with its own set of hazards and a first aid kit should be properly stocked and available at…
bleeding

Bleeding

Farming men, women, children and agricultural workers are exposed to many hazards which can potentially cause injury, resulting in bleeding. Bleeding may present as minor bleeding from small cuts, abrasions…
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Ambulance – when to call one

Farmers, who often work alone, need to be as self reliant in an emergency as possible. First aid skills are essential for all farm workers and people living on farms. …
CPR

CPR

When the heart stops pumping, it is known as a cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of techniques, including chest compressions, designed to pump the heart to get…