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In my role as an Intensive Care Paramedic I have been to numerous choking incidents, both adult and paediatric. I have used medical tongs, known as Magill Forceps, to remove half chewed steak from elderly patients throats at, and I have pulled slippery grapes out...

What do Libby Babet, Phoebe Ghorayeb and Nikki Phillips all have in common? They each prioritised their baby’s welfare and learnt the valuable first aid skills needed to save their child’s life early in their motherhood journey. ...

Before I go any further, I just want to say that any first aid training is better than no first aid training. This post is written by a paramedic and is intended on explaining how paramedics fit into the Australian Healthcare System....