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Ticks – First Aid

Ticks Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease. To take care of a tick bite • Remove the tick promptly and carefully. Use fine-tipped forceps or tweezers to grasp…
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First Aid – Back Injuries

Back injuries Back or neck injuries can occur for numerous reasons in people. If you suspect a back or neck (spinal) injury, it is important you do not move the affected person unless they aren’t breathing then preform CPR. Permanent paralysis and other serious complications can result. Assume a person has a spinal injury if:…
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Stroke – FAST

Stroke A stroke occurs when the body starts bleeding into the brain or when blood flow to the brain is blocked via a clot. Within minutes of being deprived of essential nutrients, brain cells start dying which is commonly known as causing a stroke. Seek immediate medical assistance as they can be life threatening if…
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Anaphylaxis – Allergic Reactions

Anaphylaxis If you're with someone having an allergic reaction with signs of anaphylaxis: If you're with someone having signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, don't wait to see whether symptoms get better. Seek emergency treatment right away. In severe cases, untreated anaphylaxis can lead to death within half an hour. • Immediately call 000. • Ask…
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