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Disinfectants for COVID-19

For confidence and peace of mind COVID-19 is an emerging viral infectious disease. With so much information and misinformation out there, we thought we would put together some solid data on the disinfectants that have been approved for use against COVID-19. The following information is current as of 20 MAY 2020. Claims that a disinfectant has an effect against any virus [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

COVID-19 Testing in Australia

Information for Health Professionals COVID-19 is an emerging viral infectious disease. There is limited evidence available to assess the accuracy and clinical utility of available COVID-19 tests. Due to limited testing, as of March 2020, no country had reliable data on the prevalence of the coronavirus [COVID-19] in their population. As of 18 April, the countries that published their testing [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

God of healing or protector of thieves

One of the most recognised symbols around the world representing Emergency Medical Services is the Star of Life. The blue "Star of Life" was designed for the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to the need for a uniform symbol representing the emergency medical services system. The six barred cross was adapted from the personal Medical Identification [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

The Pain of an EpiPen

Back in 2015 a study titled "Lacerations and Embedded Needles Caused by Epinephrine Autoinjector Use in Children" was released in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, an International Journal. The study looked at complications of epinephrine autoinjector use in children and discuss features of these devices, and their instructions for use, and how these may contribute to injuries. It was concluded [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

When Epipens Don’t Save a Life

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life-threatening. It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention. It is estimated that up to 2% of adults, 1 in 10 babies* and 6% of children have a food allergy and some of them will experience a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: General|0 Comments

When It Bleeds Through Just Add on More Dressings!

The myth explained: Every major first aid resource says to apply a dressing on any uncontrolled haemorrhage, and if it soaks with blood to add more dressings on top of the original but not remove the blood-soaked dressing. The claim is the removal of the original dressing may disrupt clots that are forming, causing the patient to continue to bleed. [...]

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: General|0 Comments