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. Read more...
March 20, 2014
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. Read more...
March 20, 2014
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,...
March 20, 2014
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 all...
March 20, 2014
Bleeding
Bleeding may present as minor bleeding from small cuts, abrasions and nosebleeds or severe externally or internally from trauma. Bleeding always requires...
March 19, 2014
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...
March 19, 2014
CPR
When the heart stops pumping, it is known as a cardiac arrest. CPR can be life-saving first aid and will increase an individual’s chance of survival. Read...
March 19, 2014