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  1. Epilepsy - first aid and safety

    09 Jul 2019

    Good seizure management is an important part of reducing the risks associated with epilepsy...

  2. Anaphylaxis

    21 May 2019

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention...

  3. Head and spinal injuries first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Head injuries can be serious and require urgent medical attention. A hard blow to the head from a fall, knock or assault can injure the brain, even when there are no visible signs of trauma to the...

  4. Allergic reactions emergency first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  5. Allergies to bites and stings

    08 Nov 2018

    Allergies to insect stings and bites range from milder allergic reactions to life-threatening, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)...

  6. Heart attack

    Heart attack is an emergency. If you have warning signs of heart attack, get help fast. Call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance...

  7. Stroke explained

    22 Aug 2018

    A stroke interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain and is a medical emergency...

  8. Head injuries and concussion

    09 Apr 2018

    There is no specific treatment for mild head injury other than plenty of rest, and not overdoing things...

  9. Choking

    09 Mar 2018

    Don't slap a choking person on the back while they are upright - gravity may cause the object to slip further down their windpipe...

  10. Diabetic coma

    09 Mar 2018

    Diabetic coma is a medical emergency and needs prompt medical treatment...