Tag: first aid

Wound care

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

Snake bite

Snake bites can occur on Australian farms. Australia has some of the world’s deadliest snakes and they mainly live in rural and remote areas. Snakes also come around farm houses looking…
shock physical

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…
first aid kits

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

Bleeding always requires immediate attention. Always call triple zero (000) in an emergency. First aid for severe external bleeding includes direct pressure on the wound maintained by using preferably clean…
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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…