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You Vs. The Sun

January is the hottest month in Australia and the sun is out to get everyone. And what is the sun’s most annoying and irritating attack? Sunburn. Today, I’ve looked around for the most common advice to help prevent bothersome sunburns. Stay inside. I realize that I’m talking about going outside and dealing with the sun,…
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CPR and Adding Breaths

CPR Breaths Kneel beside the victim’s head. Maintain an open airway (refer to ANZCOR Guideline 4). Take a breath, open your mouth as widely as possible and place it over the person’s slightly open mouth. While maintaining an open airway, pinch the nostrils (or seal nostrils with rescuer’s cheek) and blow to inflate the person’s…
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Breathing – ARC Guideline 5

ANZCOR Guideline 5 – Breathing A quick summary of Who does this guideline apply is that this guideline applies to all persons in need of resuscitation. Some frequently asked questions in regards to these guidelines also include who the audience for this guideline is? And to put it in simple terms this guideline is for…
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Recognition of Upper Airway Obstruction

Recognition of Upper Airway Obstruction Airway obstruction may be partial or complete, and present in the conscious or the unconscious person however can sometimes be difficult to identify or even recognize. Typical causes of airway obstruction may include, but are not limited to: • relaxation of the airway muscles due to unconsciousness • inhaled foreign…
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