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snake bite

Snake bite

Snake bites in Australia most commonly happen in the warmer months of October to January and February to May, when snakes were more active. Australia has some of the world’s…
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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…
burns

Burns

There are many causes of burns on farms. These include burns from friction, heat, sun, chemicals, equipment and fuels. Some causes of burns include UV radiation (sunburn), flame, radiant heat,…
bleeding

Bleeding

Farming men, women, children and agricultural workers are exposed to many hazards which can potentially cause trauma and injury, resulting in bleeding. Bleeding may present as minor bleeding from small…
bites and stings

Bites and stings

There are many Australian species that bite or sting, such as insects, bees, wasps, ants, mosquitos, ticks, scorpions, caterpillars, centipedes, spiders, snakes and seas creatures. Some bites and stings may…
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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.  Knowing…