Anaphylaxis – Auto Injectors

Anaphylaxis emergency medication (adrenaline [epinephrine] autoinjectors) for general use Adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors (e.g EpiPen®) are approved for use in Australia and New Zealand for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, the most severe form of allergic reaction. ASCIA cannot dictate policy regarding the use of adrenaline autoinjectors for general use that are not prescribed for an…
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Bruises – First Aid

Bruises A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin on the body. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark on the body. Causes of a Bruise People…
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Muscle Strain – First Aid

What are muscle strains? A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, occurs when the bodies muscle is overstretched or torn. This usually occurs as a result of fatigue, overuse, or improper use of a particular muscle. Strains can happen in any muscle, but they’re most common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring, which is…
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Poisonous Plants – Black Bean

Poisonous Plants Black Bean but Believe it or not but there are about 1000 species of plants in Australia are known to be toxic to animals and humans and plenty more cause skin and eye irritation, rashes or discomfort. About 10 per cent of plants in Australia even make cyanide. Plants vary from region to…
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